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Halal Japanese Potato Salad Cake, A Tasty Eye Candy Recipe!

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Hey foodies, did I catch your attention with my latest eye candy? Aesthetically appealing and sinfully tasty, this Japanese Potato Salad Cake is one of the 13 dishes I had prepared specially for a group of guests at a recent BBQ party at home.

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Delight the eyes as your teeth sink into this potato salad, filled with ingredients like Corn Kernels, Carrots, Shredded Crabsticks and Ham. And yes, I had specially searched for Halal Ham as I had a Muslim guest. I was happy to have found the Ballgus Halal Chicken Ham and it is very appetizing. Ready to dig in?

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7 Aussie Potatoes
2 Hardboiled Eggs
2 Carrots
3 slices Chicken Ham
3 Crabsticks ( shredded )
3 sprigs Spring Onions ( chopped )
¼ Onion ( chopped )
2 tbsp Corn Kernels
3 tbsp Heinz Salad Cream
4 tbsp Japanese Mayonnaise
5 Green Chillis
2 slices Red Capsicum ( diced ) * optional
2 Tomatoes ( just the skin to make the roses )
1 tsp Salt
Pinch of Grounded Black Pepper

( Tomato Flowers )
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  • Rinse tomatoes. Using a sharp knife, remove the skin gently without breaking them. Roll it till it forms a rose.
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Don't waste the tomatoes. Chop the rest of the tomatoes to make a salsa etc. These mussels taste really good with the tomato salsa in this Seafood Platter, another version I had cook for my family.

( Ham Flowers )
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  • Rinse green chillies and cut about ¼ from the bottom. Use a knife to make patterns to form the base of the flower.
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  • Cut ham into half. Roll it and insert it gently into the flower base and you will have a pretty flower.
( Potato Cake )
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  • Remove carrot skin and rinse. Using a vegetable peeler, make 4 thin slices. Also cut out some carrot flowers for decoration.
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  • Wash and boil potatoes for about 20 minutes, or till you can insert a satay stick in. Transfer to cold water and gently remove the skin.
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  • Set aside 2 potatoes and cut into cubes. Mash the rest.
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  • Add salt and pepper and mix potato well.
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  • Dice the eggs and mix with salad cream.
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  • Mix egg and potato mixture together. Stir in onions, cut ham and corn kernels.
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  • Throw in shredded crabsticks and potato cubes and mix well.
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  • I had some leftover capsicum from making hearts for my egg muffins, so I decided to throw them in here to add more colours. Using your hands, try to mould the potato mixture into a square on a serving plate.
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  • Next, add chopped spring onions on the 4 sides of the potato cake.
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  • Place the 4 carrot slices on the cake; they act as the ribbons.
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  • Add the carrot flowers and tomato roses to beautify the salad cake and start impressing your guests!
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You can also add a cake topper like this one. Since I had 13 dishes, it's good to label them so that your guests know what they are eating.

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You will notice there are actually two versions of the Japanese Potato Salad. There is one where I had added droplets of mayo on the carrot flowers, but they were smeared the moment I place the clingwrap on it. I had to remove all the smeared carrots and rinsed them, then put them back and added the Ham Flowers which I had left in the fridge and forgotten all about it. Whick do you prefer?

Well, I hope you like the Halal Japanese Potato Salad as much as I did. Honestly, I am quite happy with the result. Like what you see? Subscribe to Luxury Haven by Email and you will never miss a post again!


  1. It certainly is gorgeous, Shirley! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  2. Such a lovely potato salad!

  3. Seriously you're the best Shirley!! I love your recipes and how you beautify your plate! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

  4. Yummy and cute!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  5. That's an absolutely beautiful potato cake, Shirley! It's too gorgeous to be eaten! <3

    I'd usually have it as a salad when I'm making it (partly because I'm always pressed for time in between classes, sigh).

  6. So so beautiful and creative. Amazing dish. Must be a crowd pleaser in your party the other day.

  7. Mmmm..looks so delicous!
    What a beautiful and taty salad cake!
    thanks for sharing.

  8. ;)

    A aparência é bela! E o gosto deve ser também!

    Ótima segunda!

    Beijo! ^^

  9. Gosh your food presentations are always amazing Shirley!

  10. Wow what a beautiful little package. Looks so wonderful- great job!
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  11. It is art, it is style and it is yummy food!!

  12. Delicious!!! I always love the presentation of your food!!!!!! Like piece of art!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  13. Perfect recipe, Shirley! I love potato cakes and yours is amazing.

    Jasmine x
    Jas Claire

  14. Very lovely food presentation from Shirley again!!

  15. This looks delicious and pretty to serve now in Spring.

  16. Wow, you're great Shirley!!! This is a masterpiece!
    And I bet it's delicious as well! :D

  17. You really do come up with the most innovative recipes, wow - you've outdone yourself Shirley! Though I may well be biased as I utterly LOVE potato salad haha ;)

  18. I would like to try it!

  19. Hi Shirley,

    You are so creative transforming the ordinary looking potato salad to such a cute looking cake :)


  20. I'd kill for potato salad, Shirley. And this one would be no exception. It looks delicious. Happy hump day, babe.

  21. Wah so creative to shape Japanese mashed potatoes into a cake.

  22. OMO this is sooooo pretty >w< <3
    You're so nice cooker!

  23. What a creative dish, Shirley, really astonishing :)


  24. Sure you did, Shirley! And I thought I commented as soon as I saw the picture in the email but I realized I didn't. I love everything going into this cake except for ham ( that I don't eat. Carrot flowers and tomato roses are so catchy!

  25. Muito obrigada! *.*

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

  26. I am sooooooo ready to dig in Shirley!!! Your creative talent never ceases to amaze me!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Shirley, potato salad is my weakness. I'm getting shaky just thinking about it, lol...I kinda like the carrot flowers just a tad bit more but, they are both picture perfect!

  27. Oh Shirley, this one took my breath away!! So beautiful! I can imagine how your guests must have felt! Lucky people!! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!

  28. You had really put in a lot of effort to prepare your food for your guest. Awesome!

  29. This is absolutely beautiful, Shirley! I am dying to try this one day - maybe for a Christmas party this year. ^.^

  30. Hi Shirley, this little present look so cute and pretty. Sayang want to eat lah. :)) You are very creative and an excellent cook. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.


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