Dim Sims

Dim sims or sui mai, as they’re also called, are delicious bundles of steamed pork and prawn deliciousness.

Steam a basketful of dim sims and surprise your family.

Dim Sims

Dim Sims

Course Dinner, Snack
Cuisine Chinese


  • 200 grams green prawns peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 300 grams pork mince (the fatty kind)
  • 0.5 cup water chestnuts finely chopped
  • 0.5 cup bamboo shoots finely chopped
  • 2 dried mushrooms
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 0.5 tablespoon shao xing wine (Chinese rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 carrot finely grated
  • 25 wonton wrappers


  • In a bowl, combine the prawns, pork, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except for the carrots and wonton skins, and mix well.
  • Place a tablespoon of the mince filling into the centre of a wonton skin and draw up the edges leaving the top uncovered. Top with a tiny bit of grated carrot.
  • Steam over rapidly boiling water for 12 minutes. Serve with soy sauce.


  • A great way to stop these sticking to the steamer is to line the base with baking paper.
  • Sometimes, I like to slightly wet the edges of the wonton skin so they adhere to the mixture.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot.
Keyword pork, prawn

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