Siew Mai (烧卖)

Siew Mai

We visit dim sum restaurant quite often, let's say at least once a week. Our current favourite dishes are chives dumplings (韭菜饺), pan-fried rice rolls (煎肠粉), steamed BBQ pork rice rolls(叉烧肠), and yam croquettes (芋角). Actually Tak loves the steamed eel but always not available. We hardly order siew mai in the restaurant as I make it at home occasionally. I guess siew mai is the easiest dim sum to make at home.

Ingredients (20 pcs):
500g chicken thigh, minced (can be mixture of chicken and pork)
100g prawn, lightly chopped
1 tbsp corn flour
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cm ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
*20 sheets wanton wrappers
*1-2 salted egg yolk, break into small pieces

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except those marked with *. Mix well and marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.
  2. Then, place a tablespoon full of marinated chicken in the middle of wanton wrapper and wrap it up.
  3. Place 2-3 small pieces salted egg yolk in the middle of each siew mai.
  4. Line steamer with baking paper (punch some holes with hole puncher if possible), place siew mai in the steamer and steam with high heat for 10-15 minutes.

**I had not salted eggs at home, so used chopped chili for its colour.

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Tofu Sandwiches made with firm tofu and marinated chicken.

Total calories: 410, mostly from protein.

(4 pices siew mai & 1 serve tofu sandwiches)

Comments :

3 comments to “Siew Mai (烧卖)”
Hani said...

I selalu jugak buat siew mai "syuumai" in japanese for my kids bentou. will try yours next time.

Lydia said...

what did u put in japanese style siew mai?

princess Sue said...

Tsp meabs tablespoon or teaspoon?

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