Shu Mai

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as an appetizer or snack
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

Oh my, Shu Mai! This is my favorite dim sum dumpling because it’s so yummy, healthy (it’s steamed) and cute. My mother was an incredible seamstress, on top of being a master chef, so she made the pleating on her shu mai look effortless. It has taken me, however, several years to perfect my shu mai pleating. In fact, my mother once asked me, “Why are you so slow?” on camera while I was making shu mai for a Food Network special in China. She was hard on me, but it was always out