How to Cook Pinoy Pork Siomai - Recipe & Tutorial

What's Pork Siomai?

In this article I will teach you how to cook your very own Pork Siomai easily. But first what's Siomai?
Siomai or Shomai is a traditional Chinese dumpling. Siomai is commonly cooked through steaming, although fried siomai is getting pretty popular right now amongst the youth. Siomai is best complimented with soy sauce and calamansi and a splash of spice. This popular treat has made its way to the heart of the Filipino’s as evident by the hundreds of stalls, eateries, and restaurants who serve them. In fact restaurants and stalls like Henlin , Chowking , Paotsin ,Flavors of China and Hap Chan to name a few also serve this tasty dish.

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How to Cook Pinoy Pork Siomai

In Manila, the best siomai can be found in the Manila China Town (fact: it's the oldest China Town in the world). Several Chinese restaurants and even stalls serve different siomai varieties one of my favorites that i have tried is the Shark's fin Siomai.
My Pork Siomai recipe that I have for you is the Cantonese variety. It basically makes use of ground pork, shrimps, and mushrooms as the main ingredients. I really like this recipe for its authentic oriental flavor.
Cook your very own Pinoy Siomai Recipe who knows maybe this is a start of a brand new business oppurtunity.  

Pinoy Pork Siomai Recipe and Tutorial

Easy Pork Siomai Recipe

Ingredients We Need :

  • 2 1/2 lbs ground pork
  • 1 cup shrimp, minced
  • 2 cups water chestnuts, minced
  • 5 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pack won ton wrapper
  • 1/4 cup scallions, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups white mushroom, minced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • Water - For Steaming

Step by Step Cooking Procedures :

  • 1.Get a Mixing Bowl and combine all the ingredients except for the water and wanton wrapper and mix thoroughly and evenly. (see the video below)
  • 2.Wrap the mixed ingredients using the won ton wrapper. (watch the video for easy procedure)
  • 3.Using a steamer, steam the wrapped siomai (shomai) for about 15 to 25 minutes. The time depends on the size of each individual piece (larger size means more time steaming).
  • 4. That's it! You're done! Serve hot with soy sauce and calamansi.

Here's a Quick Video Tutorial :

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