You can reserve some of the fried dried shrimps to garnish the top of the steamed pumpkin cake together with the fried shallot crisps.
If adding chopped spring onions and red chillies, it is advisable to garnish it on the day of serving and these can turn soggy if left too long.
Try to make this cake the night before so that the cake has ample time to cool completely before cutting. This will allow cutting of the cake to be neat and easy.
This steamed pumpkin cake can be kept frozen for up to a month. Just thaw and pan-fried with a little oil before serving.
The texture of the pumpkin cake ideally should be neither too soft nor too hard.