Friday, May 18, 2012

Taro Red Bean Layered Kuih - 芋茸红豆糕

At first browse through this recipe, I found it quite complicated. But once i have organised the required ingredients orderly, it took me less than half an hour to make this beautiful kuih (excluding the steaming time).

 I brought some for my " taiji rouli qiu"(太极柔力球)members. I got good feed back from them. 

I like the texture of the kuih. And it is not very sweet just nice for my taste bud.  It is an ideal snack for afternoon tea.

Recipe: adapted from "Old-Fashioned Kuih-Muih" - by Wong Sip Moi

Red Bean Layer  A:
90g rice flour
70g tapioca flour
150g mashed taro, i.e. peeled, steamed  and mashed, weigh to get 150g only.  (I used sweet potato)
200ml concentrated coconut milk ( i used Kara brand packet coconut milk)
150 ml water

Red Bean Layer B:
140g caster sugar
250g water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 pieces of pandan leaves (Screw Pine leaves) , knotted

Red Bean Layer C:
150g pre-cooked red bean  (divide into 2 portions,  75g each)

Pandan Layer D: (Green layer)
30g rice flour
40g tapioca flour
75 ml pandan juice (add some water blend with pandan leaves, strain and weigh to get 75ml only)
100ml concentrated coconut milk

Pandan Layer E:
70g caster sugar
100 ml pandan juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

1)  Combine ingredients A together into a big mixing bowl.

2) Bring  ingredients B to a boil, discard pandan leaves.  Pour mixture into (1), mix well, strain.  Divide into 2 equal portions, add in red beans to each portion. Leave aside.

3)  Combine ingredients D together and strain. Leave aside.

4)   Bring ingredients E to a boil.  Add mixture to (3), mix well.

5)  Line an 8" x8" square baking pan with heat proved plastic wrap.  Pour in one portion of (2), steam for 5-8 minutes. Pour in (4) steam for 5-6 minutes.  Lastly pour in the remaining  portion of (2). Steam for 20-25 minutes.

6)  Allow kuih to cool.  Cut with plastic knife.


  1. I like this!!! You did a good job. At first sounds very difficult and lots of steps. But once read through carefully I think I get it. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!

  2. Hi Vivian, me too. Once u have all the ingredients organised orderly, there shouldn't be any problem at all.

  3. Oh..this is nice. I am not a fans of kuih but this is one of my favourite because of the red bean.
    Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe :)

  4. Hi Veronica, I like this! It look so good and delicious.. Lovely color too. Thanks for sharing, add to my to do list liao.

  5. Hi Amelia, I know you go gaga I am happy you like it. Thank you for reading my blog.

  6. It's wonderful of you to take the time for creating this blog.
    I love cooking and baking, just like you but have limited time to do them, lucky I have a helper at home who loves to cook too and even I don't have time to cook, I still get to enjoy nice food.

    I am going to try this Red Bean recipe tomorrow and surprise my mum. She misses this so much!

    Thanks Veronica for sharing!

  7. Hi,Juz Me, thank you for dropping by my blog. I hope your mum will like it. Have a nice weekend .