Bak gui is a traditional Fujian festive cake. Perhaps in the past it was only eaten during the festivals like Chinese New Year!!
The Koreans actually call this cake New Year Cake. And they prepare it as a soup.
Most Fujian elders can make bak gui or white cake, any time of the year. Many new generation Foochows do not know how to make bak gui nowadays.
However many people say that it is very easy to make this household product. You actually do not need a mould. But to have a mould is like having a family heirloom. And I do not have one myself. I keep wishing I could have one and start making.
|Photo from Google. Fried Gak Gui, a Chinese New Year Dish|
Perhaps I just need to find Bak Gui making on Youtube.
Well it is now the Youtube Age for food preparation.