Steamed Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai Dumplings

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      30 min

Appears in

China Modern: 100 Cutting-Edge, Fusion-Style Recipes for the 21st Century

China Modern

By Ching-He Huang

Published 2006

  • About

Siu Mai dumplings are pork and shrimp bites enclosed in a wonton, and usually served in a bamboo basket. These open-wrapped parcels of deliciousness are a ‘dim sum’ favorite and very healthy too as they are steamed. (Dim sum is a real Chinese tradition that originated in the Canton (Guandong) province of China. Teahouses opened up to provide travelers on the Silk Road with teas and snacks served in bamboo baskets, giving them their ‘yum-cha’ break.) I first tried dim sum in Hong Kong when I