Actually the brown bits you see on and in between the cake are chicken floss. Yes, this is a sponge cake, and a savoury one at that. Thanks to Connie, a member of KC, who directed me to this Pork Floss Steamed Cake recipe at Jo's Deli & Bakery.
I would say my attempt is a half-flop. The cake is supposed to be very fluffy, but mine, while soft, is not fluffy. In fact, it didn't really rise much while steaming. I was kind of expecting this because I am not skilled in make whole-egg sponge cakes. I would somehow end up deflating the whipped up egg mixture while adding in the flour and liquids. However, the positive side is, my hubby loves it very much. He told me he used to love this when he was young, and have not had this in ages. So according to his suggestion,I added in fried shallots as well. He told me this is the exact taste he loved so much, and had two pieces. Well, efforts not wasted after all.