Once in a while, my mom will make her secret recipe yam cake. I have not learnt this up from her yet. Also, I'm not too sure about the ingredients. But after eating them for so long, I think I managed to guess the ingredients. :P It must be a mix of yam cubes, stir fried dried shrimps, shallots, and all sorts of flour mixture. After the batter is ready, it'll be poured into a baking pan for steaming.
When the steamed yam cake is done, mom will devide the cake into 4 portions. My eldest sis, my 2nd sis, and myself will get 1 quarter each, while mom will keep the balance quarter for herself, dad and also my brother's family. So, 4 of the siblings get the equal portion. Happy ending! Well, that's not the end of the story yet. We don't eat our steamed yam cake just like this. There are few more steps to follow before we can enjoy mom's delicacy...
Hmm...I sense that my mom used to spoil me. :-) I'm the youngest daughter, of course la. Normally, I'm the only one who will "win" her special service. She helps me to cut the yam cake into thin slices and arrange nicely in a food container to bring it home.
What I need to do is to pan fry the yam cake till it's fragrant and crispy. My trusty non-stick pan plays an important role here. So, this is what I get. Serve it with chilli sauce, it's superb!