Add the eggs, milk, and honey and mix together.
Combine the flour and baking powder and sift into the wet ingredients. Mix until evenly combined.
Add soy sauce.
Add melted butter.
Line the pudding cups or ramekins with kitchen parchment paper or cupcake liners and pour in the batter into them. Top with raisins to taste.
Put enough water to cover 1/3 of the molds into a pot, bring to a boil, add the cups, and cover with a lid. Steam for 10 minutes to finish!
Story Behind this Recipe
I love ma lai gao, but it's hard to get store-bought ones, so I came up with this while looking at various microwavable recipes. It's also delicious when made with dark brown sugar.
Just add the ingredients in the order written. If you don't have corn starch, you can use katakuriko. If you add the raisins last and steam over medium heat, they won't sink. The steaming time will vary depending on the size of marakao, so use a skewer to check that it's done!