• 1 kilo ground pork
  • 1 big carrot, minced
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • molo or food wrapper (could be bought in any supermarket)

Filipinos love to eat dim sum and pork siomai is one of our favourites. Last night I made this for my family and everybody went gaga on eating, especially my husband and son Aaron. They’d prefer to eat them alone with some soya-garlic dip. I wasn’t able to keep track how much they’ve eaten, all I know is that they’re all full and happy after the feast.


1. In a bowl, beat the egg and combine all the ingredients thoroughly. For even distribution of ingredients, use your bare hands in mixing.

2. Scoop a spoonful of mixture into the wrapper and mold it well until in can sit on its own. Prepare as many as you can for one time steaming of your siomai to save time and heat.

3. In a steamer, pour 1 litre of water and let it boil. Once boiling, place the steamers on top and let it cook for 10-15 minutes. Do not overcook or else the wrapper will stick on the steamer plates.

4. To make the soya dip, crush 4 cloves garlic and saute in a little oil. Cook until golden brown and mix in 1/2 soy sauce.