The Siomai Quick Mix is a ready made blend of spices you can put on your Siomai. Just add to your ground meat and prepare as usual!
- 800 grams Ground Pork with fat
- 2 small Carrots ( grated or minced)
- Spring Onions (minced)
- 82 grams Siomai QuickMix (1 pack)
- 2- 3 TBSP Sesame oil
- Wonton Wrappers (available in markets and Supermarkets)
- 1 cup (or about 200 grams) grated turnips (singkamas), squeeze out the juice (optional)
- Mix meat and singkamas. (if using)
- Add the Siomai QuickMix
- Add the sesame oil. Mix well.
- Wrap the mixed ingredients in a Siomai wrapper. (14 grams each if measuring)
- Top with carrots. (for those beautiful orange design you see on Chinese restaurants)
- Brush your steamer with oil before arranging your Siomai on it. (Or else the Siomai will stick to the steamer and will result in a bold – este, Wrapperless Siomai.
- Make sure to leave spaces so the dumplings will not stick together.
- Boil the water first. After boiling, then you can add the steamer with Siomai on it. Time it for 20 minutes in medium fire.
- Cover with a cotton cloth or “lampin” before then secure the steamer cover on top. This is to avoid the steam water from falling into your Siomai.
Serve with soy sauce, calamansi and sesame oil. Chili sauce is a must!
Chili Garlic Sauce
1 pack instant chili garlic
3/4 cup vegetble oil
1. Heat your oil.
2. Pour oil in the chili garlic. Our chili is not very hot. You can add more chopped chili if you prefer it spicier.
- If using turnips or singkamas as extender – make sure to use lean ground pork because singkamas has water content and your Siomai will be moist and flat like my first one.
- You can cook a large batch and freeze the dumplings in the freezer. Let it rest and cool before freezing. Consume within 30 days. Remember, this has no preservatives, my Quick Mix are preservative free spices that is only designed to make it easier for the homecook! If not putting in the freezer, please consume immediately.
- Oh, and another thing, when you’re wrapping your Siomai, make sure the wrapper is not exposed to too much air (like electric fan, or if you’re sosyal with an air conditioner in the kitchen hahaah!) The wrapper will harden and it will break when you’re wrapping the Siomai.
I didn’t actually have turnips when I made this. I thought I had but someone ate it. It turned out for the best because this batch tasted great and looked amazing!