Yokohama Style Shumai Dumpling

Recipe by Rinshinomori
READY IN: 30mins




  • If using dry shitake mushrooms, soak in warm water until soft. Remove the stem and finely mince. If using fresh shitake mushrooms, remove the stem and finely mince.
  • You can also use food processor to mince raw shrimp and scallops by pulsing several times. It should not be paste like, but have some texture.
  • Thoroughly combine all ingredients except gyoza, pot sticker or wonton wrappers and green peas.
  • Place about 1 1/2 tsp to 2 tsp filling on each gyoza or wonton wrapper and form into shumai dumplings by using both index and thumb - both hands. I generally place the wrapper on table and put the filling in the middle and using both hands, form into small round dumplings - top exposed. Shumai should be taller than wider. Please see photos.
  • Place one green pea on top of each shumai.
  • Keep formed shumai and gyoza or wonton wrappers covered in damp towel to prevent drying out. Continue until all wrappers are used.
  • Heat a steamer and oil the steamer rack. Place shumai without touching each other. Cover the steamer and steam medium high for about 15 minutes. Remove and continue steaming other shumai dumplings.
  • Serve shumai with Japanese or Chinese style hot yellow mustard and soy sauce.
  • At this point you can also freeze them.
  • If you can have leftover filling, form into bento sized hamburgers (about 1 1/2 inch size) and saute in little oil until done, turning once.