This Crab and Pork Shumai Recipe produce one of the best shumai or siomai that I have tried. Crab and pork seems to be a good combination when done the appropriate way. Before we move further, please let me clarify that shumai, siomai, and shaomai is one and the same. The difference in names (or […]
Dimsum and Dumpling Recipes
Deep Fried Siomai or Fried Wonton rose-up from being an underdog to one of the favorite food of the masses. Thanks to the marketing genius of my favorite Siomai house.
Back in the days, Fried Siomai is not as popular as the steamed variety. You cannot buy the fried varieties from most Chinese restaurants and fast food kiosks unless requested. Fried Siomai is common, today.
I think that the marketing strategy helped a lot in making the fried version popular; it has something to do with localization. The product, which is Fried Siomai, is packaged in such a way that the local population will understand and need. This widens the market of the product and increases the chance for it to get sold.
Pinsec Frito or Fried Wonton is an appetizer dish that resembles the all-time favorite Filipino-Chinese Dimsum: Pork Siomai. Instead of steaming (which is the common way of cooking dimsum), Pinsec Frito is fried until the wrapper turns crispy and golden brown in color.
Taste and texture are the two main reasons why this appetizer interests me: It’s like having pork rinds (chicharon) and Siomai at the same time. If you are thinking of trying this recipe, please don’t hesitate. This is very easy to prepare; all you need to do is mix, wrap, and fry.
Appetizers won’t be complete without the dip. Sweet and sour sauce and the basic Asian dipping sauce are two of my top suggestions. Of course, that is just an idea. If you like dipping fried foods in banana ketchup or spiced vinegar, the choice is all yours. Enjoying your meal is still the most important thing – have it your way.
Your ideas, comments, and feedback are appreciated. Enjoy your meal!!!
Siopao Asado or Hot Buns is a type of dumpling with sweet pork filling. Often referred to as Steamed Dumplings, this tasty bun is so popular that it needs no introduction of any sort.
This reminds me of Chowking or better yet Ma Mon Luk. Whenever I dine-in these joints, I order siopao along with beef mami or maki. I don’t know if the combination sounds appealing but it really works for me. How about you? Do you have some food in mind that goes well when eaten with siopao?
This recipe is not complicated at all. Just be sure to have the ingredients on hand and follow all the steps. It won’t be long before you enjoy your own home made siopao asado.
Try this Siopao Asado 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 complimented with soy sauce and calamansi.
In Manila, the best siomai can be found in the Manila China Town (which is the oldest China Town 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 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