The Insulted Siomai (Shumai)

This post is dedicated to my mom’s home-made ‘siomai‘ or shumai. However, you might find the title a little confusing because it is indeed one of the very few insulted food items that we gave away to relatives sometime ago. I won’t be naming names here, but I do hope some people will learn how to say they don’t like anything cooked at home and they prefer to eat fast-food  politely and with respect to someone who’s been cooking their entire life.

shumai

But for those of you who love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, here’s our home-made shumai recipe – made with fresh veggies, real lean meat and seafood, and spices to wake up the flavors.

Ingredients:

carrot
spring onion
singkamas [hicama] or water chesnut [apulid]
1/2 kg ground pork
1/4 kg chopped prawn
chopped onion
chopped gralic
salt and pepper
cornstarch
beaten egg
sesame oil
molo or Wonton wrapper

** dipping sauce:

calamansi and soy sauce with chopped chili [siling labuyo]
optional: spicy chili oil

Procedure:

Just mix everything together in a bowl. Use a spoon to scoop the filling and then wrap in molo wrapper.

Steam for about 20-25 minutes. Check if cooked using a toothpick. If filling is tender, it’s ready to serve with the calamansi and soy dipping sauce.

molo soup

Bonus:

We use the same recipe and ingredients for the dumplings in molo soup. Just make the dumplings smaller and wrapped fully in molo wrapper.

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