Monday, 30 July 2007

Water chestnut Pudding

This dim sum is known as Ma Thai Ko (馬蹄糕). It is a golden brown fried sweet see-through pudding with crunchy bits of water chestnuts. Same as the claypot pudding, the sugar defines the colour of the pudding. If you use brown sugar, the pudding will turn brown, use white sugar and the pudding will be white. As simple as that.

  • Water chestnut powder - 250 grams
  • Water - 500 ml (to Mix with Water chestnut powder)
  • Water chestnut - if fresh peeled 250 grams, if from can 300 grams
  • Water - 500 ml (to cook with water chestnut)
  • Sugar - 300 grams
  • Oil to fry the pudding
  • Ideally use a cake mould 30cm x 30cm (any other cake molds will do, this one only helps with cutting into squares)

Peel the water chestnuts (in case you are using fresh ones). I used the food processor to shred them.

Mix the water chestnut powder with 500ml water in a bowl. Set aside.

Bring 500ml water to boil and add the shredded water chestnuts to the water. Add the sugar to the pan and bring to boil.

Give the batter that you have set aside a little stir, than pour the batter into the pan. Stir the mixture in the pan while you are pouring to avoid lumps.

Line your cake mould with plastic wrap. Lightly grease the wrap with oil. Pour the mixture into the mould. Steam over high heat for 30 minutes.

Let the pudding cool down. This will take at least an hour. After it cooled down the pudding should be very firm.

Slice the pudding. Heat 2 tbsp oil in the pan and fry the pudding till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot!


Cherry said...

omgg crystalll u make all the stuff i love to eat and want to make it myself! Theres one more Dessert i like, it looks like ma thai ko too but only its white? i think it has like coconut taste, i dont really remember, all i know is that u can eat it at yamcha too... its white and "doorzichtig" :P

Cherry said...

oohh nvm i mixed up 2 desserts into one HAHAHA ok i know the coconutpudding, found a recipe on internet but i still dont remember what the name is of that other dessert, the "doorzichtig" one

Anonymous said...

waaaah dat is vet lekker wat je maakt ik ga ff bij saiyuu zeuren dat ze het moet maken :P

-- > sai Bb

Chrystal said...


I guess you mean the "pak thong ko"? It is a little bit sour? My mom likes that pudding alot.. Though you cannot keep it for very long. :).. Maybe if I run out of recipes :D..

LOL.. je kan ook zelf proberen he :P

martin said...

Heeft iemand voor mij het recept van de witte chinese coconutpudding voor mij


Poker Assistant said...

Now that's something like it!