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Siomai (Shumai)

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Siomai or Shumai is a traditional Chinese dumpling served in dim sum. In China there are two varieties of this dish which are the Cantonese and Jinghan.


  • 500g pork, finely chopped
  • 7 pcs dried shiitake mushroom, soaked in 1 cup water then chopped
  • 300 g shrimps, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt
  • siomai / wanton wrapper


  1. Mix pork, mushroom, shrimps, salt, cornstarch, and sesame oil thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Wrap a heaping spoonful of the mixture in a siomai wrapper leaving the top open/unwrapped.
  3. Place in a steamer for at least 20-25 minutes or until cooked.