Rose’s Kitchen

Seafood or Pork Shumai (Siew Mai)


I always wanted to learn how to make Shumai (my favourite Dim Sum dish!) – I found one in “Joy of Cooking”:

Makes 32 dumplings

Put together into a large bowl and mix well:

  • 1 pound sea bass or other mild white fish fillets, finely chopped, or a combination of fish, shrimp, and scallops, finely chopped, or ground pork
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (about a 2-inch piece)
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • salt and Black Pepper to taste

Have ready:
32 round wonton wrappers

Place a wonton wrapper on a work surface and place 1 tablespoon filling in the center. Pick the wrapper up so that it partially surrounds the filling, pleating the edges of the wrapper so that it resembles a cup, the filing should be exposed at the top and level with the wrapper. Tap the dumpling against the work surface to flatten the bottom. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. Place half the dumplings, without touching each other, in an oiled steamer basket. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot, put the basket on top, cover, and cook 10 minutes, or until dumplings are cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm. Cook the remaining dumplings in the same way. Serve hot with:

  • Soy sauce
  • Thai Hot sauce
  • Chilli Sauce

March 18, 2008 - Posted by | Asian Cuisine, Dim Sum


  1. hi rose,
    you are back!!!!!!! Thanks God. Are you fine? It is quiet a long time didn’t update your blog…. can’t wait for your new updating.

    Comment by qq red apple | March 19, 2008 | Reply

  2. hi,I like the recipes on your blog, but I want to know if you know the recipe of a sweet kinda like agar agar, but is not agar agar, it is sticky, I eat at a chinese dimsum, it is yellow, sweet, and sticky, I think they steamed it in a bowl, cuz it has the form of a bowl… hope you know what it is..

    Comment by learning to cook | March 26, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi Rose ..I hope you are doing well…Nice recipes..enjoy them a lot

    Love Tasty Recipes

    Comment by kitchen | October 14, 2012 | Reply

  4. Glad to come across your informative blog. I had fun reading. Keep blogging. bali tour

    Comment by sixfingeredwanderer | December 9, 2015 | Reply

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