Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (2024)

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This Japanese Siomai is really easy and simple to make. Two of the most well-loved Asian dishes, Sushi and Siomai, combined into one!

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Another great and easy recipe I got from my best sis-in-law! Japanese Siomai can be served as starters or even as the main dish itself. It also requires very simple ingredients.

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You just roll it like you would a regular sushi with the crab sticks as the filling. Then cut them into the desired size.

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Then you steam them like you would Siomai.

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One of the highlights of this dish is actually the dipping sauce. You can adjust it from slightly spicy to really hot and spicy! I personally liked the crunch that the roasted garlic adds to the mix, but you can also already combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in one bowl and let each flavor blends and fuse together.

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Japanese Siomai Recipe

5 from 8 votes

This Japanese Siomai is really easy and simple to make. Two of the most well-loved Asian dishes, Sushi and Siomai, combined into one!

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 40 minutes mins

Total Time: 50 minutes mins

Course :Appetizer, Side Dish

Servings =2 rolls

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  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 small carrot - grated
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5-6 pieces crab sticks
  • 2 pieces nori wrap



  • Combine all ingredients, except for the last two, in a bowl. Mix until well blended. Cover and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

  • Lay a Nori wrap on a flat surface. Spread the meat filling evenly, filling a quarter of the wrap. See photos above.

  • Arrange crab sticks/surimi at the middle of the meat lengthwise. Wrap like you would a sushi. Cut into 8 pieces each roll.

  • Steam for 30-45 minutes or until meat is cooked.

  • While waiting, prepare the dipping sauce. In a small pan over medium heat, add oil and garlic. Cook garlic, stirring often, until browned and crisp.

  • Combine the other ingredients in a bowl.

  • You may serve them separately, topping the Japanese Siomai with fried garlic and then the sauce or you may also add the sauce to the pot of browned garlic and let it cook for another minute.


Calories: 511kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 23gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1695mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4305IUVitamin C: 3.1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1.8mg

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  1. Alfredo abing jr says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (19)
    Very easy and am follow your recipe


  2. Sr. Carm Rodriguez FMA says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (20)
    Very easy-delicious ! Easy to prepare! Thanks Bebs! Am following your recipes!


  3. Cha says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (21)
    Thank you for this. I used to buy these when I was in college and have been craving. Will try this recipe 🙂


    • Bebs says

      You are welcome, Cha.


  4. Cy says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (22)
    Hi, Bebs! Thanks for sharing this recipe. My siomai pieces unravel a little during the steaming – I still need to practice the art of rolling – otherwise they turned out great 🙂


    • Bebs says

      I get you, Cy. Took me also some practice to get it right.


  5. Alma says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe


    • Bebs says

      You are welcome Alma.


  6. Thomas says

    Cool to see the recipe and thanks for sharing! Btw how you calculate nutrition fact? Thanks


    • Bebs says

      Hi Thomas, my recipe plugin does it automatically calculating for the whole recipe then dividing to the number of serving I put in there...


  7. Hendi says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (23)
    good evening Bebs,
    about this recipe, can i replace "crab stick" with another ingredient? can you give suggestions..
    thank you


    • Bebs says

      Hi Hendi, you can use shrimps if you prefer that but you can also just skip it altogether.


  8. Zara says

    Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (24)
    Thank you for this recipe. I have already tried this. Can you also make an easy version of takoyaki. 🙂 My family loves takoyaki and I can't seem to find an easy recipe on this. Thank you in advance. :*


    • Bebs says

      I will add it to my list Zara!


Japanese Siomai Recipe - Foxy Folksy (2024)


What is Japanese siomai made of? ›

A classic favorite steam food, Delicious Japanese Siomai is made of delicious steamed pork meatball wrapped in our Delicious Special Seaweeds wrapper.

How do you cook frozen Japanese siomai? ›

Add your dumplings, then set the steamer on top of a wok or a saucepan that just fits underneath it filled with about one inch of water. Cover the steamer and bring the water to a hard boil. Steam the dumplings until cooked through, about 10 minutes if going directly from the freezer.

How many carbs are in Japanese siomai? ›

Generic Pork Siomai (1 siomai) contains 7g total carbs, 7g net carbs, 3g fat, 4g protein, and 74 calories.

How many minutes to steam siomai? ›

You may also want to put cheesecloth over the steamer before covering. This prevents the water from dropping directly to the siomai during steaming. Steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy this as an appetizer, a main dish, or a snack.

Is siomai Japanese or Chinese? ›

It is a type of traditional Chinese dumpling. In Cantonese cuisine (where dim sum originated), siomai is served as a dim sum snack.

Is siomai Chinese or Filipino? ›

Siomai. Another widely cherished dish is siomai, a type of traditional Chinese dumpling. Filipino siomai, however, is unique. Its filling is a combination of ground pork, shrimp, mushrooms, and finely chopped vegetables.

How do you know when Japanese siomai is cooked? ›

Make sure that the siomai is grouped per variant when put in the steamer. STEP 4: After 6 minutes, check if dimsum are moist and firmly cooked by poking with a toothpick, if the toothpick comes out with crumbs in it, the dimsum is not yet cooked but if the toothpick come out clean, the dimsum is already cooked.

Can I boil siomai instead of steam? ›

Siomai — steamed, deep fried, or BOILED???? Yes! You can boil siomai.

How long does siomai last in the freezer? ›

last in your freezer for up to 4-6 months. avoid potential spoilage. fridge for a few days. 0917-689-3520.

Is it healthy to eat siomai? ›

High in Fat: Siu Mai is typically made with ground pork, which is a high-fat meat. Depending on the recipe, Siu Mai may also contain shrimp or other ingredients that are high in fat. Eating foods that are high in fat can contribute to weight gain, high cholesterol, and other health problems. High in Sodium: Siu M.

Is siomai good for keto? ›

Keto Siomai | Low Carb Siomai |Keto Dimsum | Home Recipe|

Why not have Siomai/Dimsum even on your keto diet. Don't worry about carbs. This is really good with low carbs from cabbage only. You should try.

Is siomai good for protein? ›

Siomai is rich in protein but low in fiber. Some studies have focused on improving the nutritional content of siomai by adding seaweed, such as Kappaphycus alvarezii, which can increase the carbohydrate and crude fiber content while decreasing the protein and fat content.

Should I steam siomai before freezing? ›

Definitely DO NOT steam them and then freeze them. You can freeze them for at least a month. When you're looking to cook them, just let them thaw completely before steaming.

What is siomai in english? ›

"Siu mai or Siomai are steamed dumplings but with an open top. They're just so delicious that every time I go to Chinese restaurants or take out, expect me to order this as an appetizer.

Is it okay to steam frozen siomai? ›

Place frozen siomai and dumplings in a nonstick frying pan to easily steam it. Yes, a nonstick frying pan plus a lid. That's actually all you need plus some oil and water to cook perfectly good frozen siomai into tender, delicious bites.

What meat is siomai made of? ›

Siomai is the ultimate comfort food eaten with or without rice. Begin by combining ground pork and beef with onion, spring onions, carrots, Knorr Pork Cube, sesame oil, egg and pepper in a bowl. Mix them well until all ingredients are incorporated.

What is the difference between Japanese and Chinese shumai? ›

Shumai (シュウマイ) in Japan contains ground pork and finely chopped onion and is seasoned with a few Japanese condiments. The original Chinese Shaomai or Siumai (燒賣) commonly includes ground pork, chopped shrimp, and sometimes shiitake mushrooms seasoned with oyster sauce, Shaoxing wine, and white pepper.

What is the difference between dumplings and siomai? ›

Dumplings are soft, bite-sized pieces of dough usually wrapped around a filling. They are either boiled in water or soup, steamed, pan-seared until crispy on the bottom, or deep-fried in fat. Siomai (shumai) is a dumpling stuffed with a mix of meat, seafood, and veggies.

Is siomai made of pig? ›

Siomai is originally a traditional Chinese dumpling often served as Dim Sum but somehow it has been assimilated by Filipinos as well. Commonly you can find varieties of it, like beef, shrimp, sharks fin, tuna and many more but the most favored of them all is made with pork.


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