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cake from T & T

lilaki Mar 31, 2009 01:07 PM

hi chowhounders,

i purchased "LUCKY MALA CAKE" from T&T this weekend. it's delish!!!

some descriptors ... it came in an aluminum pan - similar to a chinese take-out/delivery container. it's yellow - very spongy. mild (some would say bland) flavour.

what exactly is it?? i've tried googling this and have had no luck.

is it the same as chinese steamed cake?

anyone have a recipe for it?


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    d00n Mar 31, 2009 01:33 PM

    It's your typical Chinese yellow sponge cake, if I'm not mistaken.

    So something like this?


    (Stolen from this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/336567


    Mala = Ma Lai?

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    1. re: d00n
      lilaki Mar 31, 2009 06:33 PM

      hi d00n,

      i think it's close to the typical chinese sponge cake ... but it's quite yellow compared to the ones i've seen online ...

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      DishyDiva Mar 31, 2009 02:17 PM

      I could be mistaken but I think "Mala" refers to "Malaysian." What you're describing sounds like the "Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake" often served at dim sum. It's best served warm.

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      1. re: DishyDiva
        lilaki Mar 31, 2009 06:34 PM

        hi dishydiva,

        hmmm... you may be onto something!

        i'll search for a recipe.


        1. re: lilaki
          Fid Mar 31, 2009 07:53 PM

          Try searching under the names "Ma Lai Go", "Ma Lai Ko", or "Ma Lai koh", and you'll get plenty of recipes.

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