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Taro cake at dim sum...

Sarah Apr 22, 2011 08:27 PM

We ordered this today but it tasted nothing like what my father used to make. These were dry, had cubes of taro, bits of indescribable meat and apparently sauteed. Maybe I've plain forgotten, but what the heck are they supposed to taste like? Rest of dim sum was good -- well, except for the duck which was dry (over-fried? and odd bony pieces w/little meat).

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    sfbing Apr 22, 2011 09:17 PM

    Two questions: what was your father's cake like and where did you go for dim sum?
    There are several types of taro cakes:
    steamed
    steamed, cooled, sliced, and panfried (most common)
    deep fried cubes
    lacy latkes-like pancakes of taro (my favorite).

    Hong Kong Lounge used to make the little lacy pancakes, but they've nixed them and substituted the deep fried cubes, which are pretty good and probably way less labor intensive.

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    Hong Kong Lounge
    5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121

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      Sarah Apr 22, 2011 09:53 PM

      #1 for my father's and what the restaurant (most likely) offered as well.

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        stomsf Apr 23, 2011 07:03 PM

        Low Bak Go? It's basically slabs of taro cut into rectangular squares. Has meat in it and is sauteed.....

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          kc72 Apr 23, 2011 07:06 PM

          Low Bak is daikon/turnip

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            shouzen Apr 23, 2011 09:02 PM

            taro cake = wu tao go

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