Siu Mai

Recipe by chia2160
READY IN: 50mins




  • In a small bowl soak the mushrooms in 1/2 cup cold water 30 minutes or until softened.
  • Drain and squeeze dry, reserving the soaking liquid.
  • Cut off and discard the stems and mince the caps.
  • In a processor, chop shrimp into small pieces.
  • Add to pork and remaining ingredients.
  • Add 1- 1 1/2 tsp mushroom water.
  • Put the won ton wrappers on a work surface and lightly cover with a damp towel.
  • Touch the tip of your left index finger to the tip of your thumb to form a small empty circle, or hole.
  • Put one wrapper over the hole and put1 tablespoon filling in the center of the wrapper.
  • Let the filled wrapper drop halfway through the hole, and gently squeeze it closed with your fingers.
  • Put on a work surface and carefully pleat the excess wrapper, pressing down the filling.
  • Put the dumpling upright on a plate.
  • Continue filling the rest of the wrappers.
  • Press 1 caper on top of each dumpling.
  • Line a 12-inch bamboo steamer with a cheesecloth, or add oil to a plate.
  • Place half the dumplings on the plate, 1/2-inch apart.
  • Cover the steamer with its lid.
  • Add water to a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok to a depth of 3/4-inch and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Carefully put the steamer in the wok, and steam on high heat 15 minutes or until the pork is no longer pink and just cooked.
  • Be sure to check the water level from time to time and replenish, if necessary, with boiling water.
  • Carefully remove the steamer from the wok.
  • The dumplings should be served immediately.
  • Continue steaming the remaining dumplings, replenishing the wok with more boiling water.