Steamed Shao Mai

Just a short post. Yesterday I also made steamed shao mai besides prawn and chives dumplings. It was a very pleasing and easy cooking process for me, because I didn't have to make the shao mai skins myself - I used ready made gyoza skins.

I wanted to make my shao mai looking like the ones from Din Tai Fung, a popular dumpling restaurant chain from Taiwan, because I think that they just look quite unique (for shao mai). The look of my shao mai turned out to be a far cry from the Ding Tai Fung shao mai, I guess it's also because the dumpling skins were too thick (I should try wonton skins next time), although I have no complain about how they taste. I nevertheless still think that my shao mai look cute, even though they look more like a slightly opened, thick-skinned xiao long bao ;-).


  • 1 package round gyoza/wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage, finely chopped
  • 500 gr ground pork
  • 125 gr prawns, diced
  • 2 tsp chicken broth
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs Shao Xing wine
  • 1 tbs tapioca starch
  • 1 tbs finely chopped gingerroot
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • A dash of pepper

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  1. WOW, the Shao Mai were so well wrapped.

  2. hmmm I like siomay ..looks pretty n delicious ! bener tuh kaenya kulit nya masih agak ketebelan , soalnya pake kulit buat Kuo Tie ya ?
    aku dulu bikin juga pake kulit ready buat pangsit masih ketebelan , mustinya bikin sndr tapi maless ... ha22 ga ap2 deh yah yg penting enak !

  3. I love the way these shao mailook! And they look delicious too.

  4. I love this blog, every recipe reminds me to my mom backhome :D

    Omong2 soal mom, dia kalo bikin siomay suka campur bangkoang, biar manis katanya hehe..

  5. @Jiewa: Bilang2 kayak mum terus, aku jadi ngerasa kayak ibu2 nih, huhaha...AKu masih muda loh! ;-) Aku gak suka bangkuang, jadi gak pake, suka bangkuang cuma kalo buat masak tekwan.

  6. ampuun.. ampuun.. abis yg nulis fotonya ga muncul2 sih :P

  7. @ Jiewa - Hehe...aku mungkin gak cukup narsis kali ya, jadi gak pajang2 foto ;-) Bukannya mo bilang kamu narsis loh ;-).

  8. wow u r good!! I've to try your recepi haha..
    oh btw, you know bahasa? where are you from?