If there is just one traditional Chinese snack you want to pass down to your family, it has to be this scrumptious Chinese Steamed Pumpkin Cake (金瓜糕, Kuih Labu or known as Pumpkin Kuih or Pumpkin Kueh). This is a typical and popular Chinese savoury snack enjoyed by those who yearn for traditional steamed cakes. Pumpkin adds a natural sweetness and gives this steamed pumpkin cake such a beautiful and vibrant golden colour. Hence, they do not just taste good, they look great and auspicious too.
To make the pumpkin cake, you will need to first peel and shred the pumpkin into thin pieces. Then fry the pumpkin cake filling. Prepare a flour batter, add to the cooked filling and stir the flour mixture till it turns sticky. Then transfer the mixture into a greased pan and steamed until set. And we’re done! Garnish with some fried shallots, green onions and red chillies before serving with sweet chilli sauce.
This absolutely delicious homemade Chinese Steamed Pumpkin Cake makes a perfect breakfast, high tea, afternoon snack or even light lunch. It is also everyone’s favourite when served in parties and gatherings. Definitely, it’s a recipe to keep! So, ENJOY!