Ground Pork Cake with Salty Egg (Haam Daan Ju Yoke Beng)

Ground Pork Cake with Salty Egg (Haam Daan Ju Yoke Beng)

Melody Yeung 2

"This is an authentic familiar traditional Cantonese home-style dish. It's a recipe mostly passed on within families, and it is rare to find this dish in any Asian restaurant. Trust me though, it is VERY good. It's actually intentionally salty tasting, so it goes very well with white rice. Salty eggs are also called a Haam Daan- you can find them at all Asian supermarkets."


1 h servings 419 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 35.5 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 312 mg
  • 104%
  • Sodium:
  • 514 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Separate the white of the salted egg from the yolk. Mash the white with a spoon in a small bowl or blend in a food processor. Divide the yolk into four pieces and set aside.
  2. In a medium heat-proof bowl, mix together the ground pork, salty egg white, regular egg, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and milk using your hands. The milk will make the texture smoother. Let stand for 15 minutes to marinate. In Chinese cooking, this is the best time to prepare the rest of the dishes for the meal and begin cooking rice.
  3. Take the pieces of salted egg yolk and push them into the pork. Smooth the top of the pork until it is flat and even. Arrange broccoli florets around the outer edge of the meat.
  4. Place the bowl in a steamer or in a large pot with a couple inches of water in it. Set over medium-low heat. Steam until the meat is browned throughout, about 30 minutes. Serve with rice. The yolk is the most coveted part of the dish. Ration it carefully! It is very salty, so it is best to eat the yolk a tid bit at a time with a larger bite of meat, mixed with a mouthful of rice.
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  1. 14 Ratings


very good!! I can't believe I found a recipe for this. My mother's recipe was "a dash of this, a dash of that". I never figured it out. This tastes almost as good as mom's was. Only thing di...

Nice, clear instructions. I agree with the other person, definately use 2 eggs, and just use them raw. I soaked and finely chopped some 4-5 chinese dried mushrooms to add to the mix and they wer...

Note that there are two kinds of salted eggs available for sale. Some are already boiled, so follow these directions. If you can find the ones that are not already cooked, go ahead and mix the w...

Mashing a hard boiled egg finely is rather hard, so I think it is easier to just mix the raw white of the salted egg together with the rest of the ingredients, and then make a little well on to...

Great-tasting! The best-tasting way I have found to fix salted eggs yet. :) My Cantonese employer said this tastes just like her mom's recipe. Thank you for a great recipe!

Love this recipe! I used a non cooked salt egg and a regular egg to mix with the pork. Besides that I didn't change a thing. Next time I might add chestnuts since I've seen it before in this ...

Quite tasty, with no changes to the recipe. My local market only carries salty eggs already hard-cooked, so the variations using uncooked salty eggs aren't feasable, but the cooked white chopped...

My husband actualy made this one, I've been baking all day and he wanted to do somthing nice, and I must say it was very nice. Everyone loved it and the kids asked for it in there lunches for sc...

It was ok. This didn't go well with broccoli...