Chinese Radish Cake by Thermomix®

Steamed Radish Cake (Lo Pak Ko 萝卜糕) is a staple in many dim sum stores and is one of our favourite dishes to order!

With the aid of our Thermomix® Cutter, preparing the ingredients for this dish is as easy as 1 2 3! Get radishes grated in seconds. You can also pan fry the radish cake for dim sum style pan fried radish cake! Make variations using yam and pumpkin too!


  • 150 g rice flour
  • 30 g wheat starch
  • 1600 g water
  • 2 tsp salt


  • 40 g shallots
  • 25 g dried shrimp, rinsed
  • 40 g oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 4-5 dried Chinese mushrooms. soaked to soften, cut into thin slices
  • 60 g Chinese sausages, cut into thin slices
  • 400 g radish
  • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp spring onions chopped, fried shallots, to garnish

For grated radish using the Thermomix® Cutter

  1. Trim radish if necessary to fit in feeder
  2. Using side 2 of cutting dish, insert radishes in wide part of feeder. Insert pusher and start Grating /Thick while gently pressing pusher down. For TM5 users, set machine to 1min/ speed 4. Side aside.


  1. Place a bowl onto mixing bowl lid, weigh in rice flour, wheat starch, and 200 g water. Add salt to the bowl and mix. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Strain with a fine mesh strainer. Grease 5 aluminum foil cake moulds (circumference 11 cm) with oil and set aside.
  2. Place shallots and dried shrimp into the mixing bowl, chop 10 sec/speed 6.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula.
  4. Add oil, mushrooms, and sausages, and sauté 5 min/120°C/speed spoon
  5. Add radish, 400 g water, chicken stock powder, and sugar, and cook 10 min/Varoma/speed spoon
  6. Add reserved flour mixture, mix 1 min/speed 2. Transfer the batter into prepared cake moulds. Grease batter surface with oil and use a spoon to flatten the surface.Cling wrap the mould and the moulds in Varoma dish and tray. Clean mixing bowl.
  7. Place 1000 g water into mixing bowl, boil 8 min/Varoma/speed 1.
  8. Set Varoma into position, steam 30 min/Varoma/speed 1. Allow to cool completely before refrigerating for 5 hours to set. Reheat and serve.
  9. To pan fry : Unmould the steamed radish cake and cut into 3 cm x 5 cm sticks, pan fry with frying pan until light golden brown. Garnish with chopped spring onions, fried shallots and drizzle with some shallot oil.
  10. Serve immediately (optional with XO sauce)

Watch this video for the steps to make Chinese Radish Cake

Thermomix® Chinese Radish Cake

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