Use These Siomai Recipes + Costing For Your Food Business

Each piece costs around seven pesos.

Siomai is either part of your merienda meal or your lunch. It’s a flavorful meaty bite packed in a bite-sized morsel. Whether you love siomai or not, there is no doubt that the Chinese-inspired dumplings are delicious paired with rice or on its own. 

Why not make the humble siomai be the start of your own food business? It’s a negosyo that will easily be a delicious hit! 

The biggest investment you’ll need is a steamer to cook the siomai plus ingredients. The ingredients list of a siomai recipe may be long but it only ensures that each piece is worth every peso your customers will spend. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for each kind of siomai you can make: 

Photo by Patrick Martires

Pork Siomai Recipe (P526 for 70 pieces) 

  • 1 kilo ground pork, lean
  • 1/3 cup singkamas (jicama), minced
  • 1/3 cup carrots, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • spring onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 5 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • small wonton or siomai wrappers
Three steamed siomai or chinese pork dumplings wrapped in thin wrappers, topped with carrots and spring onions on a white platter Siomai Recipe Posted in: Recipe
Photo by Riell Santos

Chicken Siomai Recipe (P527.26 for 30 pieces)

  • 400 grams ground chicken
  • 100 grams pork back fat, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup shrimp meat, chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 36 pieces siomai wrapper, (3 inches in diameter)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil



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