SIOMAI (My Version)

Siomai is the popular and generic name that Filipinos call steamed dumplings. The most popular filling is pork but beef siomai is not too uncommon.


* 750 g ground pork or beef
* 1/2 cup of shrimps minced
* 2 onions finely chopped
* 1 medium carrot grated
* 1 head garlic peeled finely minced
* 2 thumb-sized of ginger peeled grated
* 3 tbsps. soy sauce
* 4 tbsps. oyster sauce
* 1 tbsp. sesame seed oil
* 1/2 tsp. oregano
* 1/2 cilantro (koriander) powder
* 1 tsp. mustard
* 1 egg beaten
* salt and pepper
* Wanton wrapper

* Soy sauce with Lemon or Soy sauce with “Kalamansi”


1.) It is traditional to add half a cup or so of uncooked minced shrimp to the filling. Just like what I did.
Nothing mysterious about making the filling — just mix everything together.

2.) To make the siomai, place a teaspoonful of the filling at the center of a wrapper and gather the edges together. Repeat until you have the desired number of siomai. And steam for 40 minutes. Serve with dunking sauce soy sauce with lemon or kalamansi. Enjoy!


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