Chicken Siomai

Chicken Siomai Recipe

Of course, most of us are familiar with the popular dumpling siomai as it turns out to be one of the go-to Filipino snack food.

This time, instead of pork, we will be using chicken. This way we get a variation in the taste and it’s also much leaner, in case you’re health conscious.

Chicken Siomai Recipe

Chicken Siomai Recipe

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Chinese, Filipino


  • 36 pcs siomai wrapper (3 inches in diameter) separated
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • soy sauce and chili garlic sauce for dipping

For the Filling:

  • 400 g chicken use ground chicken
  • 100 g pork back fat chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup shrimp meat chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrot chopped
  • 2 tbsp spring onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch


  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the filling thoroughly, except for the egg and cornstarch.
  • Add the egg and mix well. Sprinkle cornstarch evenly on the mixture and mix well. Refrigerate the filling for 1 hour.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of filling in the center of each wrapper.
  • Bring the sides of the wrapper over the mixture, pressing gently.
  • Flatten the bottom by gently tapping each dumpling on a plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining filling.
  • Lightly brush the steamer with sesame oil.
  • Arrange siomai in the steamer.
  • Steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked.
  • Serve with soy sauce and chili-garlic sauce.

Image: (Panlasang Pinoy)

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