Siu Mai
Pork and shrimp siu mai

Traditional Chinese



shāo mài

Cantonese Jyutping

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Siu mai is a traditional dim sum dish.  It is a steamed dumpling made of a lye water dough wrapper covering up most of the stuffing.  The stuffing is a combination of some of the following ingredients:

  • Pork
  • Shrimp
  • Mushroom
  • Scallion
  • Ginger
  • Bamboo shoot
  • Water chestnuts

The very top may sometimes be garnished with crab roe, diced carrot or a single pea.

Its stuffing also varies in different styles. For example, fishmeat siu mai is commonly sold as snacks on busy streets in Hong Kong. Old-fashioned Chinese restaurants may also serve siu mai stuffed with quail eggs, beef or pig's liver.


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