Taro cake at dim sum...
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).
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, 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.
Hong Kong Lounge
5322 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94121