Pork Siomai

Shu mai, siu mai or siomai are traditionally Chinese dumplings filled with pork served as dim sum. Different Chinese provinces and Asian countries have variations on this dish.

Siomai has made its way to Filipino hearts, and tummies. It is not only served in authentic Chinese restaurants, but also in fusion restaurants, in fast-food joints and in street food-stalls. The Filipino siomai is usually filled with a mixture of ground pork, beef, shrimp, combined with vegetables as extenders, like green peas and carrots. It is often steamed, but now, a fried variation is also available in the market resulting in a crispy exterior. It is served with a dipping sauce made with calamansi or lemon, soy sauce and chili. Now, you can prepare this dish and enjoy it right at the comfort of your own kitchen.