Siomai is a very popular dish in Asia. Philippines being one of them, they are sold everywhere in the cities nearby schools, in the market or in the small convenience store around the neighborhood. Every country has their own version of this recipe. This serves as an appetizer or just a simple snack or better yet with some of your favorite drinks.
I actually got the idea from a group in Facebook sharing their own variations of the recipes. In this recipe I used corn starch instead of plain flour. Filipino Siomai usually calls for ground pork but instead I used ground turkey. I did not add shrimp either but substituted with lots of spices. If you have mushroom on hand, you can add some and make sure it is minced and red bell pepper would be a perfect addition. So far the ingredients I used was just what I had on hand. You need a steamer if you have it. You can be creative if you don’t have one. Before I purchased a steamer I use a stainless steel bowl to place my food over a pot of boiling water. This works really well when you are just steaming for 2 people but then having a real steamer is very convenient plus it saves you so much time.
I used this kind of wonton wrapper. It is labeled as “thick”. For the 1 pound turkey it yields 65 pieces. I know it’s sounds like a lot but trust me, It was gone in 2 days considering I only have 2 boys around.
This is how it looks like before steaming. They all look different. This is only my second try and probably still looks the same even on my 10th try. Unless your using a molder for this and it looks like a frozen product. But hey momma’s , our aim here is to make food at home, affordable and it won’t hurt your wallet. So gather all your ingredients and let’s start rolling.
After 25 minutes, this is how it looks like! house smells good and looks perfect! Use a tong to remove it one at a time.