Shumai (Siomai) are Filipino dumplings that were introduced to the country from China. .rather than being totally penned by the wrapper, the superior square measure left open in a very tulip-like form. These dumplings square measure stuffed with a seasoned pork and cabbage mixture, then steamed till poached through. They’re paired with a delicious soy sauce-based dipping sauce.

To steam the dumplings, I used a parchment-lined bamboo steamer set over a pan stuffed with merely enough water to not bit the lowest of the steamer. I froze the additional dumplings on the parchment-lined baking sheet till solid, then transferred them to a deep-freeze bag. I steam them straight from the deepfreeze with some of minutes further to the preparation time for a fast snack or lightweight lunch. You’ll conjointly double this formula to form loads directly for additional storage, though’ it looks mine continually disappear within the same quantity of your time no matter the amount.

I cooked the garlic for the dipping sauce by slicing off the highest of a head of garlic to reveal the highest of the cloves and drizzled them gently with vegetable oil. I wrapped the garlic in foil and cooked in a very four hundred degree F kitchen appliance till golden and simply cut, 30-50 minutes looking on the dimensions of the garlic.

The wrappers are found within the white goods or deep-freeze section of the many larger grocery stores or Asian food markets. I created my very own wrappers, as a result of I even have gotten spoiled on the style and the way a lot of easier they’re to handle.

Oyster sauce may be a dark brown sauce created by preparation oyster extract with salt and sugar. It’s common in Southeast Asian cuisines. Check the labels before shopping for. Lower quality sauces embody caramel coloring or different additives. It is found in Asian food markets or some larger grocery stores.



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Dipping Sauce:

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon mashed roasted garlic

1/4 teaspoon palm coconut or rice vinegar

1/4 teaspoon sambal ulek or dried red pepper flakes


1 pound (450 grams) lean ground pork

1 clove garlic peeled and minced

1 1/2 teaspoons peeled and minced fresh ginger

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup (50 grams) finely shredded Napa cabbage

1 package (50 count- you will need about 30) round dumpling wrappers

Sesame seeds for topping


  1. To make the dipping sauce: Combine the soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, and samba ulek or red pepper flakes. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. To make the dumplings: In a large bowl, mix together the pork, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and black pepper just until combined. Mix in cabbage.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Fill a small bowl with water. Remove the dumplings from the package and cover with a lightly damp cloth on work surface.
  4. Lightly moisten the edges of a dumpling wrapper with water, then flip over so the dry side is up. Spread about 1 heaping teaspoon evenly over the surface of the wrapper.
  5. Either places the wrapper in the palm of your non-dominent hand or evenly across the circle made from putting the tips of your thumb and forefinger together. Use a knife or your spoon to press the edges of the wrapper towards the center around the circle, leaving the top of the dumpling open. Tighten your forefinger and thumb around the sides of the dumpling to seal and form a tulip shape. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out the top of the meat filling. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer, without touching.
  6. To cook the dumplings: Place the prepared dumplings in a steamer, being careful not to overcrowd. Cover and steam until the dumplings is firm and cooked through, 8-12 minutes. If desired, top with sesame seeds.
  7. Serve hot with prepared dipping sauce.


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Teriyaki Chicken

This Teriyaki Chicken recipe will quickly become a new favorite! In this one pan recipe, bite size chicken breasts pieces are sautéed in a skillet then coated with an easy and delicious teriyaki sauce. This tastes just like your favorite Chinese take-out but you can have this ready faster than the time it would take to go pick up take-out!

I’ve made other teriyaki chicken recipes but this hands down beats the prep and cook time on any other teriyaki chicken I’ve tried. And yet it tastes just as good! Plus it’s such a flavorful sauce so it doesn’t even require marinating.

It’s a (mostly) healthy recipe that comes in at 258 calories per serving so it a smarter choice than the deep fried food you usually get from your favorite Chinese take-out.

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  • 1 1/4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4cup water
  • 2Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 2tsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2tsp peeled and minced fresh garlic (2 cloves)
  • 2tsp cornstarch


  1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in chicken and let brown on bottom about 3 – 4 minutes then flip and continue to cook until center registers about 160 degrees, about 3 minutes longer.
  3. While chicken is cooking, in a small mixing bowl (or liquid measuring cup) whisk together soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and cornstarch.
  4. Stir the sauce in with the cooked chicken and continue to cook and toss until sauce has thickened, about 30 – 60 seconds longer.
  5. Serve warm garnished with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
  6. Recipe source: inspired by my Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Bowls


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