Siomai is an original Chinese dish but since Chinese and Filipinos have been trading their products to one another even during the ancient times, they have numerous influences to each other and that includes several dishes and food products.
The siomai in a famous Filipino fast food chain, costs 40 pesos for 4 pieces! It’s quite expensive for others. To think that their siomai’s size is small. I used to order it every time I go there with the chili sauce plus the halo-halo 😀 But now that I have tried and became successful cooking it (successful because the taste is really good, it has the same taste or even better than in that fast food restaurant hehe!), I will just cook it at home and my family can eat as many as they want with the right value for my money. The key to a tasty siomai is to make sure that the ground meat is fresh. So here’s my version of the Filipino style siomai.
1/4 kg. or 1/2 lb. ground pork
1/4 kg. or 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 large carrots – grated
2 medium sized onions – minced
1 large egg
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
2 teaspoons iodized salt
won ton wrapper or siomai wrapper
1) In a bowl, mix all together the ground pork-beef, carrots, onion, egg, salt and pepper.
2) Wrap mixture with won ton wrapper, placing about 1 tablespoon in every wrapper.
3) Using a steamer, steam the wrapped siomai for 25-30 minutes.
4) Ready to serve with chili-soy sauce dipping. Enjoy! 🙂
For the chili-soy sauce, mix 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tbsp. vinegar or calamansi extract, and siling labuyo (chili pepper)