Crispy Garlic Chive Cake

I was thinking what I should share with you this time, and when I saw beautiful garlic chives in my garden I came up with an idea.
The dish I will share is kanom gui chai todd which is Fried crisp and chewy garlic chive cake accompanied by sweet & sour dipping sauce. This recipe is so easy and can be made ahead of time. The recipe for the garlic chives is from my Thai foodie friend translated from the original in Thai language. I have tried it many times and love having it with my secret sauce. The pairing works so well together so I would like to share it with you.

300g Garlic chives
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
110g Rice flour
80g Glutinous rice flour
80g Tapioca flour
250ml water
For dipping sauce
½ cup Black vinegar
¼ cup Sugar
2 tablespoon Sweet dark soy sauce
2 tablespoon Soy sauce
½ teaspoon Salt
100ml Water
Crushed red chilli


  1. Wash the garlic chives and cut into about 1cm lengths and add into a bowl.
  2. Add baking soda, salt, sugar and soy sauce then mix well by hand and set aside.
  3. In another bowl mix all the flours with water until you get a smooth batter.
  4. Add the garlic chives to the flour and discard the liquid. Mix well.
  5. Prepare a tray or pan for steaming. Brush with cooking oil.


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