Gau (Chinese rice dessert)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 16, 2013.



Gau (Chinese rice dessert)

  • 1 pound Chinese slab sugar (available at Asian markets) or brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 pound mochiko (Japanese rice flour)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Combine sugar and water in pan, heat at medium-low to dissolve.
  2. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Slowly mix mochiko and water mixture to make a smooth paste.
  4. Add oil to paste.
  5. Pour batter into prepared 9-inch round pan and steam until done (about 4 hours).
  6. Gau is done when you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean.

Makes 16 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
240 calories, 4 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 28 g sugar, 2 g protein


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