How many types of unusual cakes have you experimented with? For inspiration, try the food bloggers. Like this one. Her cakes include Banana Yogurt Cake with Walnut and Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Matcha Marble Cake, and Triple Layer Durian Cake. Then there's the cheesecake. Chestnut and Sweet Potato Cheesecake with White Chocolate, Mango and Lime Mousse Cheesecake and Pumpkin – yes pumpkin —Cheesecake.

But what takes the, well, cake is her Orh Nee (Taro) Cheesecake. “I love Orh Nee. And I love cheesecake. After my previous attempt on Yam Cheesecake, I decided to further tweak my recipe to turn it into Orh Nee Cheesecake.

My first trial on the topping wasn't quite successful. The cream didn't quite set even though gelatine was added in. Also, the coconut taste was a little overwhelming. In short, the coconut was the star and the yam was almost non-existent. Definitely a no-no. Furthermore, judging from how slow the slices of cake were wolfed down, I knew this version was a failure.

Then I decided to stick to sour cream topping. I hesitated quite a while to be honest, because I simply can't imagine sour cream and coconut milk together. Won't it taste like some expired coconut milk? But guess what?

It did not!

The truth is, the combination blew me away!

I love it! And the family loves it!

It was thumbs-up from every one including Beep, my fussy four-year-old. I like how all the flavours blend so well together. Most importantly, I like how the yam is the star and how the coconut is just the icing on the cake — literally!”

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