Steamed Taro Cake (芋頭糕, 芋頭糍)

Taro cake (芋頭糕 or 芋頭糍) is a southern Chinese steamed cake that you can often find in dim sum restaurants. Mama Lin’s taro cake is my absolute favorite. The cake is filled with earthy diced taro and topped with a mixture of ingredients that pack an umami punch: Chinese sausage, Chinese cured pork, dried shrimp, and dried scallops.