Siomai (Siu Mai) or Wonton Dumpling

Last time I posted a recipe on how to make dimsum wrappers from scratch. In this blog post, I will share how we make our siomai or wanton.


1 cup jicama (singkamas) or water chestnuts, minced
3/4 cup carrots, minced
1/3 cup onion, minced
1/3 cup spring onion, minced
¼ cup shitake mushrooms, chopped (optional for Wonton Dumpling)
1 egg, beaten
½ kilo ground pork
9 pieces white shrimp, chopped
1 ½ tbsp flour
1 ½ tbsp corn starch
3 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
pinch of MSG (optional)
Store-bought siomai wrappers or home made wrappers


After preparing all the ingredients, mix them in a bowl.

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Using store-bought wrappers or home made ones, wrap the filling.

This is how we wrap the siomai:

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Place a small amount of the filling in the middle of the wrapper.

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Try to fold the edges around the wrapper. If it won’t stick, place a bit of water on the area that won’t stick.


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I had a lot of fun practicing wrapping the dumpling in different ways. Here is an excellent video I stumbled upon in youtube by FOODragon. Link here.

For the siomai, you can just steam it.

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wonton wrapper29For the wonton soup, you can just use pork broth from boiling pork bones. When it’s boiling add the wonton dumplings. When it’s cooked, remove the dumplings from the pot and add your vegetable of choice (usually bok choy or pechay) to cook in the pot. Prepare the egg noodles separately. Serve when the vegetables are cooked.

I also added some fish tofu.

I also added some fish tofu.

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