Looking for a healthy and delicious meal that’s both vegan-friendly and flavorful? Check out this turnip cake recipe, perfect for vegetarians who want to enjoy a hearty meal full of nourishing ingredients.


  • 2 cups grated peeled turnips
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated turnips, rice flour, and water (or vegetable broth if preferred).
  2. Add in the chopped shiitake mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce/tamari, and sesame oil. Mix well.
  3. Pour the batter into an oiled round baking dish (8 inches diameter). Steam over medium heat for approximately one hour until cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and allow it to cool down completely before slicing.

Cooking Time & Temperature Guidelines

Steam over medium heat for approximately one hour until cooked through.

Pro tips:

  • Make sure you have enough moisture throughout by checking halfway through cooking time.

## Seasoning Options:

Add more salt or soy sauce/tamari as desired. Try adding some chili flakes or hot sauce to add some spice.

## Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Chopping Knife
  • Cutting Board

To sum Up: This vegetarian turnip cake is deliciously satisfying with its mixture of chewy texture with softness within accompanied creamy aromas styled in every bite!


What is turnip cake, and how is it typically prepared?
Turnip cake, also known as radish cake or lo baak gow in Cantonese, is a popular Chinese dish made from grated turnips and rice flour. The mixture is seasoned with various ingredients such as dried shrimp, mushrooms, scallions, and soy sauce before being steamed into a solid cake. Once cooked, the turnip cake can be sliced into portions and pan-fried until crispy on the outside.

Can I make this vegetarian turnip cake recipe vegan-friendly?
Absolutely! This vegetarian recipe uses eggs for binding and flavor but could easily be modified to be vegan by omitting the eggs or using egg substitutes like flaxseed meal or aquafaba instead. Additionally, some of the seasoning ingredients may contain animal products (like fish sauce), so look for vegan alternatives or simply exclude them altogether.

How can I store leftover turnip cakes?
To store leftover turnip cakes after cooking them to crispy perfection: let them cool completely before refrigerating them in an airtight container; they will last up to 5 days in the fridge. To reheat them: steam them again for about 10-15 minutes until heated through before pan-frying until crispy once more – delicious!