WATCH: How to Make Siomai
These dainty, delicious dumplings are easy to make!
For a healthier siomai, use very lean ground pork and increase the proportion of vegetables. You can also add mushrooms and shrimps. If you do, you may need to add one more egg to help bind the mixture.
Don't forget to check the seasoning by microwaving a spoonful before wrapping with siomai wrapper. Adjust the salt and pepper, if necessary.
PORK SIOMAI RECIPE
1 kilo ground pork
(suggested proportion of
fat to lean meat is 1:3)
1/3 cup singkamas (jicama), minced
1/3 cup carrots, minced
1 large onion, minced
a bunch of spring onions or leeks, chopped
3 tablespoons sesame oil
5 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
small wonton or siomai wrappers
For the dipping sauce:
chili paste, optional
1 Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a large bowl.
2 Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture into each wrapper. Fold and seal.
3 Brush steamer with oil and boil water. When the water gets to a rolling boil, arrange the siomai in the steamer and steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 Serve with dipping sauce.