Teamed Shumai Recipe – A Delicious Dim Sum Classic

Shumai is a popular dim sum dish that is typically filled with a mixture of ground pork, shrimp, and fragrant seasonings. These small steamed dumplings are wrapped in a thin, delicate dough and are perfect for a light snack or brunch.

Here is a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for making your own Shumai at home:


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 package square wonton wrappers
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Soy sauce, for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork, raw shrimp, minced garlic, finely chopped green onions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and white pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Take a wonton wrapper and place a spoonful of the pork and shrimp mixture in the center. Gently press down on the filling to flatten it slightly. Use your fingers to gather the edges of the wrapper up around the filling and pinch the top to create a little pleated opening.
  3. Repeat the process until all the filling has been used.
  4. Line the bottom of a bamboo steamer basket with parchment paper or lettuce leaves to prevent the Shumai from sticking. Place the Shumai in the steamer basket, making sure they are not touching each other.
  5. Fill a wok or large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Place the steamer basket on top of the wok or pot, cover with a lid, and steam for 8-10 minutes, or until the Shumai are cooked through.
  6. Use a spatula to carefully remove the Shumai from the steamer basket and serve hot with soy sauce for dipping.

Enjoy your homemade Shumai as a delicious and authentic dim sum treat.