You showed me (2)…

I was in Penang last year around this time and my niece took me and my daughter to this place called New World…and we had the steamed yam cake (or koi) there. I could remember that it was served with some hay-kor (prawn paste) along with the chilli sauce. It certainly seems that Penangites do that a lot – add hay-kor to a lot of their food. Anyway, I bought some steamed pumpkin cake (kim kua koi) the other day and decided to do the same…

Steamed pumpkin cake - Penang style 1

I added the readily-mixed rojak sauce, along with some Thai chilli sauce to dip the pumpkin cake in before eating it…

Steamed pumpkin cake - Penang style 2

…and goodness me! It was SO delicious that I was really looking forward to having more!!!

So, the very next day, I went back to the same place and bought the steamed yam cake (or koi) this time. They’re RM1.20 for 4 at the coffee shop located at the back portion of the Sibu Medical Centre premises here.

When I checked the post on that place in Penang, I saw that they actually sprinkled some dried shrimps over the yam cake as well. They look more like bubuk to me – those really tiny ones that people use to make cincaluk (fermented shrimps). Unfortunately, I did not have that, so I chopped some dried prawns (hay bee) into tiny bits and fried those with shallots in a little bit of oil and spread them over the yam cake…

Steamed yam cake - Penang style 1

I did not forget the hay kor and the Thai chilli sauce, of course and when I tried it, I found it to be really very nice and I loved it tremendously…

Steamed yam cake - Penang style 2

Out of this world! It was simply out of this world!

Steamed yam cake - Penang style 3

Hmmmm…if I were to sell this for RM2.00, do you think it would sell like hot cakes?