Steamed Glutinous Soft Cake @ QQ Ruan Gao

This special steamed cake is one of my favourite childhood snack. What I love about this cake it has to be that aroma brought me to it ! I then found out the secret of this cake only a few years back.... that special aroma is actually came from banana essence. HAhaha...  But then never had I thought of making it at home, NOT TILL a few days back when I accidentally pumped up the recipe again. I was immediately inspired by the homemade steamed glutinous rice cake prepared by this blogger. Such an easy and hassle free recipe and here's what I did.

Ingredients :
150gm   glutinous rice flour
25gm  wheat starch
25gm   tapioca starch
110gm   sugar
200ml   water (mix with 1/2 tspn  banana essence)

* 1 tspn rose flavoured red food colouring (mix with 1 TB water)
* 1 cup  rice flour (toast for 10 minutes before using)

Method :
(1) combine all dry ingredients into a big bowl and mix well.
(2) next, stir in water to form a thick batter then pour batter to a 7" or 9" greased tray.
(3) steam for 15 minutes over medium heat.

Note :  I used a 7" tray for one recipe and the cake came out quite thick. I supposed the 9" tray should give a perfect thickness to this steamed cake.

Once the cake is done, immediately brush on the red rose flavoured colouring to steamed cake. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Now, try to loosen all the side of the cake by using a plastic scrapper and then simply start rolling it in the tray like a Swiss roll with the scrapper.

Finally, sprinkle some cooked rice flour to the tray and slowly transfer the rolled cake to working table. Leave cake to cool then keep refrigerated for 30 minutes before slicing. And you're done !

At the same time, I would like to thank all for the birthday greetings & blessings. I am so lucky to have you all. LOVE YOU ALL ! ((hugs)) 
I'm sending this to Foodie Friday.


  1. Hi Kisty

    Thank you for the English version of the steamed glutinous soft cake.

    Could you let me know did the cake remain soft on the next day or even two days later.

    You mentioned banana essence was the secret of the aroma but in your recipe, however, there was no banana essence added, why?

    Priscilla Poh

  2. Hi Priscilla,
    Good day to you dear! I think you have missed out the line next to the water used (mix with 1/2 tspn banana essence). :o) Hope this will help.
    Enjoy & have fun.
    Blessings, Kristy

  3. Thank you dear Kisty. Sorry, infact I missed out the line you clearly stated mix banana essense. Very sorry.

    Are you able to let me know whether soft cake stays soft the following day and how days the cake will remain soft.

    Priscilla Poh

  4. Priscilla, the texture of this cake remains as wonderful even a day after. Do not keep it refrigerated overnight & best to finish up in 2 days time.
    Have a lovely evenng.

  5. I haven't had this for ages. I can't even remember how it taste like. Thank you for bringing back memories from yesteryear.

  6. This is my favourite "cake" when i was a kid. My late grandma like to use it for praying.

  7. Dear Kristy! This is absolutely mouthwatering! I must try it, and I'm sure we will all love it. It's nothing like our sweets, so original y cute by the way! Big hugs

  8. Hi Kristy!

    Isn't that just the prettiest cake. You did such a wonderful job at rolling it. I would have made such a mess!!! I bet it sure tastes good too:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Kristy...

    P.S. I just posted the Picnic Game today. I do hope you will be "playing" the Picnic Game again this year. Drop by to choose a letter but hurry, they are going quick!!!

  9. Kristy, so this is how it is made..this is so easy & interesting... Looks great :)

  10. This looks absolutely divine! I haven't had any glutinous rice treat in a long while...a few slices of this would make me really happy :-))

  11. Hi Kristy!

    Yes, yes, the Letter G is still available. Do you want it? I'm sooooo happy you are going to play the Picnic Game once again this year. It's going to be the best, EVER!!!

  12. Hi Kristy,
    This is one traditional kuih that I have not eaten in ages! Who would have thought that banana essence is the one! Haha!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    You are coming to the picnic? See you! :)

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  14. First time seeing a cake like this have a nice week end

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  16. Hi Kristy,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Ive made it today & my whole family is loving it. But, I have an issue, I am not able to cut it as nice as the ones in your pictures. My cake keeps sticking to my knife. I've placed flour on the knife & cake but the red lines can't be seen as nice as your's. Please advice.

    Thank you.


  17. Hi Euphrasia

    First of all, thanks so much for stopping by and glad you tried this recipe. The biggest trick for cutting kuih, I mean any kind of kuih is by using a plastic knife. Hope this will help. >o< Enjoy & have fun. Keep on the good work.
    Blessings, Kristy

  18. Thanks for posting this recipe! Am keen to try making the kueh asap. However, can I simply use non-flavor red coloring instead of rose flavored red coloring as that what I have at hand? Will it make a difference to the taste?

  19. Hi Mary Smith,
    First of all, sorry for the late reply. Have been busy travelling for the past couple of days. Yes, you can use the non-flavouring red colouring. Not much difference except you'll missed out the tiny rose flavouring, that's all ! Overall its fine. Hope you will love it.
    Blessings, Kristy


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