Monday, January 28, 2008

Shanghai Siew Mai

The first time I ate this siew mai was at a Taiwanese Restaurant. I remember ordering a plate of siew mai thinking that is like any other meat siew mai commonly served at dim sum places but I was wrong. This one came with glutinous rice wrap in wanton wrappers. After seeing Belachan siew mai it kind of reminds me of this.

Ingredients :

1 cup of glutinous rice
1 cup of water
4 dried shiitake mushroom - soak and finely diced
1/2 cup of diced roast meat/ Chinese sausage
3 tbsp of dried shrimp - soak
2 green onions - finely diced
1 clove of garlic - finely chopped
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tsp of soy sauce
some white pepper
25 wanton wrappers - cut round
Some green peas for garnish

1) Rinse and drain glutinious rice, add water and steam for 30 minutes.
2) Heat a bit of oil in a frying pan stir-fry meat, dried shrimp and mushroom until lightly brown. Add in garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce and pepper for another few second. Lastly add in the spring onions.
3) Remove from heat and stir into the steam rice. Mix well. If the rice is too dry add in about 2-3 tbsp of water to loosen up the mixture. Set aside to cool.
4) To make siew mai, add a tablespoon of rice in the middle of the wrapper. Gather up the side and squeeze lightly. While holding the siew mai, use the back of the spoon the push the filling in and flatten the bottom.
5) Garnish the top with green peas and steam on high heat for 7-10 minutes. Serve warm.

16 comments:

Hooi Imm said...

Yum..I love siew mai. I haven't tasted this variety before, interesting.

Gertrude, I have a question. I tried your recipe for the berries muffin and it came out great. I even substituted half with whole wheat flour.

Now the question: What can I substitute for butter that won't change the taste or texture of the muffin?

Thanks. :-)

I Cook4Fun said...

Hooi imm, you can always substitute butter with oil. If the recipe called for 1 cup of butter just change it to 1 cup vegetable oil or 3/4 of yogurt + 1/4 cup of oil or 1/2 cup of apple sauce + 1/2cup of oil. No matter what it will definately change a bit of the texture and taste of whatever you bake. Everything taste better with butter :) :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow! First time seeing this kind of siew mai and it sure looks delicious! YUMMY!

Cat Cat said...

YUM... Har Gau Siu Mai - a must dim sum for me...

Aiyo, want to check if your neighbor already sold the house...

Zue Murphy said...

Nyum..nyumm delicious! It looks hard to make, so delicate, but in one bite terus habis masuk mulut.How many pieces should a person eat this delicacy?

Big Boys Oven said...

Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I want to have a dim sum shop with you in it!lovely, divine, salivating, gorgeous, fragrant, ohhhhhh I am lost with words!

SueSue said...

This Siew Mai is interesting. I haven't come across one with the pulut rice in it. So when are you coming back here, make sure jemput me when u make again ya. hehehe

bigfish_chin said...

Glutinous Rice Wrap Siew Mai... this is the first time i heard of this name!!!!
Interesting and make me feel like making those too man! I still have a bottle of Glutinous Rice Wine keeping in my kitchen :)

I Cook4Fun said...

LCOM, if you visit a Taiwanese rest. check their menu as they might have this.

Cat, the house is still available.

Zue, is easy to make and you can eat as many pieces as you want :) :)

BBO, want to be business partner?

Sue, sure. When I am home we will meet up :) :)

BigFish, I find this dim sum interesting too.

jadepearl said...

Thanks for visiting my humble blog! :) Wah, this is the 1st time me seeing siew mai wz glutinious rice. must be very yummy!!! Thanks for posting...am learning new things every day.

Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Hey Gert, nice looking siew mai you've got there! You know, you should really open a restaurant. You're a fantastic cook!

Dhanggit said...

these sio mai looks sinfully delicious!! i love your version with rice on it!! i would eat this more for main dish than as an entree..!!yummy

Hooi Imm said...

gert - thanks for the suggestion. I do have another dummy question. Hope you don't mind.

I see that most muffin recipes call for milk but yours doesn't and they still came out great. What's the secret? Is milk a crucial ingredient?

Thank you ha....

I Cook4Fun said...

jadepearl, Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family too!!

Pinky, cannot lah open restaurant. Cook for friends and family bolih lah.. :) :)

dhanggit, for me this is a meal by itself :) :)

Hooi Imm, yes, most of muffins recipes call for milk. As you can see I used yogurt to replaced the milk for my berries muffins and for the banana muffins I didn't put any milk because the banana gave natural moistness to the muffins. If I make other kind of muffins I will definately put some milk to it. Hope this help.

Ummi said...

Gert.. wanton wrapper tu kulit popia ka? Sama ngan kulit seafood pocket/bundle tu ke?

I Cook4Fun said...

Ummi, waton wrapper tu lain. You can get it from pasar or supermarket. Next time you pergi pasar check with the taukeh jual sayur :)