What do you put in dim sum?
Shrimp dumplings, pork siu mai (a type of dumpling), steamed pork buns (fluffy buns stuffed with sticky pork), chicken feet, spareribs in black bean sauce, jiaozi dumplings (also called Chinese dumplings), cheong fun (steamed rice noodles), and turnip cake are all commonly found on dim sum menus.
How to make a dim sum?
- Mix the maida and salt and knead to a stiff dough, with water.
- Heat oil and add the onion and garlic. Saute till a little soft and add the vegetables.
- Take it off the heat and mix in the salt, vinegar and black pepper.
- Roll the dough thin (translucent) and cut into 4″-5″ rounds.
What is in dim sum dumplings?
Generally, the steamed dumpling is filled with a blend of pork and shrimp alongside mushrooms, ginger, scallions. Some variations even include water chestnuts or crab if they are feeling extra fancy. The dumplings are often speckled with orange fish roe on top, and pair nicely with chili sauce.