Pork Siomai Recipe

Siomai is a traditional Chinese dumpling. This popular dumpling has made its way to the heart of the Filipino’s as evidenced by the hundreds of stalls, eateries, and restaurants who serve them. Traditionally cooked through steaming, siomai nowadays are also served fried complemented with soy sauce and calamansi.


In Manila, the best siomai can be found in the Manila ChinaTown (which is the oldest ChinaTown in the world). Several Chinese restaurants and even stalls serve different siomai varieties. Outside of China town, Pao Tsin would be the best one for me.

This Siomai recipe that I have for you is the Cantonese variety. It basically makes use of ground pork, shrimps, and mushrooms as the main ingredients. I liked this recipe for its oriental taste.

Try this delicious Siomai Recipe and let me know what you think.

Pork Siomai Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 2½ lbs ground pork
  • 1 cup shrimp, minced
  • 2 cups water chestnuts, minced
  • 5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, minced
  • 1½ cups white mushroom, minced
  • 1 pack won ton wrapper
  • ¼ cup scallions, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • Water for steaming
  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the water and wanton wrapper and mix thoroughly.
  2. Wrap the mixed ingredients using the won ton wrapper. (watch the video for easy procedure)
  3. Using a steamer, steam the wrapped siomai (shaomai) for 15 to 25 minutes. The time depends on the size of each individual piece (larger size means more time steaming).
  4. Serve hot with kikkoman soy sauce and calamansi or lemon dip. Share and enjoy!


Watch the cooking video:

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  1. weng says

    what will be the substitutes if water chestnuts are not available?if without it does the taste different?

  2. squuek says

    ahhh chef where did the shrimp go?i didn’t see you mention the shrimp in the video.hahaha kalimutan

  3. riza says

    Been subscribed for 2 weeks now. So glad i found you. Make me so happy ‘coz i love cooking and it gives me knowledge,tips and everything. Big thanks to you! I’d been wanting to make siomai for a long time since i’d been here in US for almost five years now, but just dont know how to make it. You’re such a blessings and i tried the recipe last week. OH yeah!!! It was great. I shared it to american friends. They said it was so good. Thanks!!! Keep up the good work.

  4. dogafin says

    great video! i just wanted to point out that water chestnuts are not sinkamas, its different from jicama which is what you used in your ingredients, sinkamas. with the confusion set aside, id rather use the real thing! which is sinkamas! waterchestnuts are really bland and watery and not entirely at all sweet! its really just a subsitute. i was delighted to learn that you used jicama other than chestnuts, so great video! i really didnt know how to wrap the little buggers so thank you! i bet your dimsums are great! i cant really find sinkamas anywhere! i would have loved to know what your dimsums tasted like! im practically drolling over my keyboard!

  5. annie says

    hi kua ask q lan po kung ano ung gnwa niong sawswan ng siomai want to try for my bday:-)God Bless kua

  6. andrea says

    hi. i just want to ask if what would you prefer to use for wanton wrappers, is it the thick or the thin one texture? thank you very much…Godbless

  7. says

    hi thanks for the awesome recipe..u’re really a big help to us lalo na outside the philippines…..more sucess and goodluck!!!!cheersss hope more recipe to come..thank you

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    Hello po I been following u last yr pa but haven’t commented here or had chance to comment in ur site or even in YouTube but atleast I subcribe in ur vid. I havent cook anything even rice Not till when I’m 22 which is last year (it’s embarassing but it’s true) I lived away from my mom so I need to cook something Ruther than having take away food everyday ur A great help to me kuya my mom can tell me on how to cook FILO food through phone but ur tips, video and everythig was amazing taste exactly the same in pinas and more easier to follow.I luv it so much. I make this Siopao asado last night taste was good but the presentation/look of it is more like a circle lol. Thank u very much kuya. Highly appreciated. God bless and hope u and ur family is in gud health.

  9. ann says

    i tried this one but pls tell me kasi hindi dumikit yung wanton wrapper sa mix ko after cook ..what should i do?

  10. says

    Hi! I was craving for sio mai the past couple of weeks ago. Then I tried making it using your recipe (with exact measurement), it turned out really good! :) even my co-workers liked them (they’re Canadian). Thank you for sharing! :)

  11. mitzi says

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  12. says

    i just want to ask if i would make a commercialized siomai, what other ingredients should i add that doesn’t ruin much of the real flavor o0f siomai?

    • yaffa says

      By the way, I’m confused about the water chestnut and singkamas.. I don’t know what did you actually used as one of your ingredients. Is it waterchestnut(apulid in tagalog or jicama (singkamas in tagalog? Your reply will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  13. bonnie says

    Kuya, I followed everything but the problem is hindi dumikit iyong meat mixture sa wrapper. Pls. reply. Thank you so much.

  14. mirasol says

    i want to know how to make a wanton wrapper for my siomai recipe.Can u help me how to make it?

  15. Fatima says

    Hi Kuya,

    been watching ur cooking videos… and I really love the way you do it.. More recipes to come… God bless you…

  16. pa0lo says

    Wow h0w nice naman at me video pa of procedure how do do it coz i’m planing to put a business it seems very interesting and low capital pa

  17. Mae says

    Hi po.. thanks for this recipe. I am very keen to try it for my daughters 8th birthday party here in new zealand. I was just wondering how many siomai does this recipe make? Thanks

  18. Bing says

    hi! thanks for posting ur recipes and cooking, i already start a small business with ur help by letting us view ur site and technique of cooking, i hope u will continue sharing ur God given talent to us! more power and God bless!

  19. says

    hi kuya.. uhm, can i ask something? raw ba ang hipon? or cook? and low fire or high or medium po ba? i need to know asap kuya.. kasi yan ang share ko this comming x-mas for my family party :)

  20. lito r garcia says

    scallion, spring onion and green onion iisa lang ba ito? anu naman ang scallop? petchay ba?

    • Lourdes Guzman says

      Cherishingcherrie, sa grocery store ang tawag nila sa singkamas ay jicama.

  21. Lourdes Guzman says

    Gumamit ka ng water chestnut,de lata ito kaya dapat hiwain ng maliliit( minced ).

  22. Jr says

    My siomai turned up delicious, but the wonton wrapper was too soft and watery, not presentable. Wht do you think was the problem? Thank you.

  23. ann says

    thanks once again love the recipe of pork siomai…love also the way u teach,love ur voice to be added…more power panlasangpinoy

  24. avelina says

    hi just want to ask if i dont have water chestnut or i couldn’t find any what will i used for atlernative?
    thank you. your website is very useful and easy to follow. continue what your doing because you teach and you help people to cook easily especially the one who doesnt know how to cook. thanks again

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