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.
- 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.