Sunday, February 1, 2009

Siomai

Siomai

Siomai


This week's theme is about "steamed" foods, and at first, I was hoping to get pictures of the siopao my friend Arnel cooked last Sunday, but the food wasn't really that good in the sense that he seemed to have put too much yeast on the dough, he left it to ferment for two hours, and he didn't have one key ingredient (I now forgot what it was). The result was a little soury siopao that seemed to have beer or alcohol in it.

Anyway, while brother and I were at the market one day last week, we saw this meat shop that sells siomai (unsteamed yet) for only 20 pesos per 1/4 kilo, so we gave it a shot. I steamed this using one of our pots, good thing the rice cooker came with a rack for steaming.

I just prepared the dipping sauce by toasting some chopped garlic and mixed it with soy sauce and lemon juice. The siomai tasted good, actually. And 10 pieces of siomai for 20 pesos meant I only paid 2 pesos each. An ambulant vendor selling siomai costed 2.50 each and it was small and tasted more floury than meaty. Now I know that whenever I will crave for some siomai, I will just have to go to that meat shop and buy.

Still... I am hoping I could learn how to do it. I actually don't know how to bind the filling together.

*** Jenn ***

9 comments:

Mirage said...

Bite size, tamang tama! Yellow fin tuna? :D Love those! alas dose na at ginugutom ang sarili...tsk tsk! Happy Sunday!

luna miranda said...

i usually buy frozen siomai and do the steaming at home. madali lang gawin ang perfect dip...

Munchkin Mommy said...

so far, siomai and it's "relatives" (dumplings, etc.) are the popular food items for this week's la.pi.s. haha! :D yummy naman kasi talaga!

iska said...

yummy. parang masarap din ang sawsawan mo ha. mai-try nga yun...

Jay - agent112778 said...

kapatid, di ba kahit galing sa market pwede syang ilaban sa Chinese resto :D


my steaming entry is here

magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
Salamat sa pagbisita :)

yummy sunday said...

wow. siomai. i miss siomai. if my trip to phils goes thru, i'll definitely eat siomai.

Pinky said...

I love siomai too!!! And yes, buying ready-to-steam siomai seems like a good idea from time to time - especially when I get too lazy to prepare ours from scratch - kung meron lang nga sanang ganyan dito!

ces said...

looks like this is the number one choice for steamed ha...the more i miss my aunt's siomai!

swanie said...

Hi!

It seems you tried cooking siomai for quite sometime. don't know if you have perfected it already. Siomai on groceries are not that yummy. We have the one of the best supplies in town. Try our shrimp, crab and pork siomai. Quite expensive for a pack of 20 pcs. at Php80, you already have the best buy in town. Just send us an sms for interested buyers 0917-6269857 or 0922 4576330.

swan

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Jenn, the Foodie


I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}