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Chessy Shumai

Have you ever have cheesy shumai as Dim Sum delicacy in Chinese restaurant?.I bet you don't have the chance yet!.Never mind,here I come to share with you my own simple and easy cheesy shumai recipe.Don't worried if you don't have the skill to wrap or make the shape as what it's serve in the Dim Sum restaurant,I have a special tool to help you!!Here come East Meet the West version!


500 gm minced pork

10 clean and deviened minced shrimp or cut small

1 tsp white pepper

1 tsp oyster sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 egg white

1 stalk scallion

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 sliced kraft yellow cheese(cut cube)

15 sheet wanton wrapper(round)


1:Prepared a large bowl and mixed well above ingredients except cheese and wanton wrapper

2:Take each wanton wrapper and wrap around your palm with the meat filling,about 2 tsp each wrapping.

3:Use candle holder to hold your shumai as show below.Arrange your wrapper evenly around the candle holder

4:Prepare a pot with rolling boil water at high heat with a double boiler.Steam shumai for 10 -15 minutes.

5:Place each cut cheese cube on the shumai and steam for another 2-3 minutes.Remove the candle holder slowly without breaking the fragile shumai wrapper.Ready to serve warm.

I used candle holder as the mold,isn't a great idea?.I don't have to worried if the shumai going to get out of shape or deflated.
Remember to clean your used candle holder with hot water before use.
I used my double boiler pot to steam the shumai.You can use any pot or wok with lid as long as the candle holder doesn't touch the rolling boil waterNote:

You can replaced minced pork with beef,turkey ,chicken or only shrimp for shumai.Remember,you must get round shape wanton wrapper not the square!!If you like deep dried shumai,mix the cheese with the ingredients and don't steam too long.Throw into clean hot oil until golden brown.Serve it hot with mustard!.Enjoy!!

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Anonymous said...
July 3, 2008 at 6:20 PM

You are so clever!

Anonymous said...
July 3, 2008 at 11:35 PM

That is definitely a great tip!! Kudo to you to come out with that idea! Your siew mai look cheesyly delicious too!

Anonymous said...
July 4, 2008 at 1:33 AM

What a great idea with candle holders...but I do not have candle holders "sigh" Must taste yummy with the cheese..

Anonymous said...
July 4, 2008 at 8:06 AM

Great idea adding cheese.

Anonymous said...
July 5, 2008 at 1:27 AM

Cheese siew mai...never heard of it. But sure looks delicious.

Anonymous said...
July 6, 2008 at 2:22 AM

Candle holder?! Genius!

Anonymous said...
July 6, 2008 at 4:16 AM

Thank you*blushing* and thanks for dropping by:)

When I see your shumai post and Gertrude post months ago,I keep thinking how to make mine first shumai without falling apart,then I get this idea from my candle holder which I bought from Ikea's..

sweet jasmine:
if you don't have candle holder never mind,get anything is small and round to hold the wrap..I think it will do..try it.

thanks for dropping by:).My daughter love cheese not salted egg yolk,so I think adding cheese for her is better than something she refused to eat.

ling passion:
hehehe!!..I create this recipe with cheese...just add in anything you like!

Thank you:).I keep thinking for months,wanna to make shumai but after long thinking I get this idea!*blushing*

Anonymous said...
July 6, 2008 at 9:19 AM

what a smart idea using candle holder. This is the first time I see shumai with cheese :) What a great invention.

Anonymous said...
July 7, 2008 at 4:04 AM

this is perfect im just looking for fingerfood recipes!! oh this look so good!

Anonymous said...
July 7, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Thank you:)blusing**

thank you and welcome:))

Anonymous said...
July 8, 2008 at 11:23 PM

i am super intriqued! hehehe thanks for the inspiration! i gotta try this!

Anonymous said...
July 9, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Outstanding camera work there. The great images along with the thorough and detailed instructions make it much more likely that I'll come out with the right finished product. Plus, I love anything with soy. Thanks!

Anonymous said...
July 10, 2008 at 1:58 AM

Sure,try out ..but we all know Hk have famous Dim Sum!!

Thank you very much*blushing*

Anonymous said...
July 12, 2008 at 8:05 AM

I have had shumai for a long time!! Doesn't look too difficult to make.. Should give it a try one day.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.