Water chestnut cake (ma ti gao) is a dim sum dessert that is often eaten at festive occasions. But there’s no reason to wait for a special event before eating this interestingly sweet dish. Water chestnut cake is translucent yellow and looks like jello. Quickly pan-fried before serving, you’ll usually see pieces of crunchy shredded water chestnut swimming near the top of the cake. It’s an excellent choice for people who like to savor the flavor of their dessert.