Previously, I have shared my aunty’s hakka abacus seed recipe. Today, it’s another hakka recipe which I learnt from her – Yi Zi Ban (忆子粄). This traditional kueh was made by a mother during the olden days to remember her son when he went on an expedition overseas. This is a dish that signifies reunion, so try making it at home with your family!
Typically the rice cake is only made with glutinous rice flour, but we added some yam to the to give it a light fragrance. It is wrapped with a filling of meat, beancurd, dried shrimp, black fungus and mushroom. If you have eaten them before, you will know that it requires alot of manual labour and patience. ENJOY!
To make the filling, heat the oil in a hot wok. Fry garlic, shallots and dried prawns. Add other ingredients and fry for 1min over medium heat. Season and remove from heat.
Shred and Steam