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Shumai is a type of Chinese dumplings that often available in any dim sum menu. It commonly uses pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, or fish as filling, and wrapped with wonton.

Frozen shumai is available in many Asian or Japanese grocery stores, and they usually taste good, with very little difference from the fresh one. However, people usually love to cook by themselves, as they can experiment with shumai fillings that suit more to their liking.

The next time you’re craving for dim sum food and don’t wanna to drive to Chinese restaurant, you can try below shumai recipe. It would be best if you have a bamboo steamer to cook this one.


1/2 pack Round wonton wrapper (or shumai skin)
1/2 pound Ground pork
1/2 pound Shrimp, deveined and finely chopped
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon Fresh green ginger, grated
1 teaspoon Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1 Egg, beaten, for egg wash
Water, for steaming

Shumai (Illustration only, results may vary)


  • Combine all the ingredients except for the egg and wonton wrapper, and mixing well.
  • Place about a tablespoon of filling on each wrapper. Lightly brush the sides of the wrapper with egg wash, and then gather up the sides to form ripples, leaving the center open. Whack the bottom of the dumpling on the counter so that it will stand up.
  • When all the shumai are filled, steam in a bamboo steamer in a large pot over an inch of water, for about 12-15 minutes, or until cooked (depends on the size of the shumai).
  • Serve hot with soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, chilli sauce, or any dipping sauces.

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