Foodie Friday: Siu Mai

Siu mai: dim sum dumplings, usually filled with meat

siu mai

These were filled with crab meat.

I can’t believe I haven’t food blogged about this before. Siu mai is a staple of the dim sum cart. The dumplings are quite distinctive because of the pleated edges that decorate their tops.

Usually, these dumplings are filled with ground pork, and possibly shrimp. A few other ingredients like mushrooms and scallions round out the flavor. Like other steamed dumplings, the layer of dough is very thin, so it’s the taste of the filling that dominates.

Hint: A lot of people enjoy these dumplings with hot sauce or chili oil.

Fun fact: In Indonesia, siu mai can be dipped into a spicy peanut sauce.

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  1. My new favorite dumpling place is Din Tai Fung. They have perfect dumplings and great sauces.

  2. Oh yummy, I love pork dumplings. These look so pretty too.

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