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Siew Mai Recipe

Ingredients for Siew Mai:
  • 250g minced chicken
  • 7 medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped)
  • 3 dry shitake mushroom (soak still soft, squeezed dry and diced small)
  • 2 water chestnuts (peeled and chop them roughly)
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped spring onions (white part only)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chicken powder
  • ½ tablespoon corn starch
  • ½ tablespoon egg white
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
Round wonton wrappers (Cover the wantan skin with a wet cloth to prevent the skins from turning dry)
Finely diced carrots for garnishing

  1. Combine minced chicken with other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and seasonings and set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Put a piece of wantan skin on your palm.
  3. Put one tablespoon of filling on each wrapper, gather up the sides and leave the center open (Make sure the bottom is flat).
  4. Arrange the siew mai in a bamboo steamer and garnish the top with some chopped carrot for color. 
  5. Steam over high heat for 10 - 15 minutes. Serve Siew Mai hot with sweet sauce and chilli sauce.
Credit: How to make Siew Mai (Halal Version)