How to make Vegan Siomai with Eggplants


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Siu mai dumplings are one the tastiest dim sum nibbles, small in size but big in flavour.

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We revisited the classic Cantonese recipe and made it 100% vegan with a delicious filling of shiitake mushrooms, eggplants, and bamboo shoots.

Step 1

Sizzle finely chopped mushrooms, aubergines, bamboo shoots, and ginger root with oil for 10 minutes in a skillet.

Step 2

Then, stir in chopped spring onions, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and remove the pan from the heat.

Step 3Part 1

Grab one wrapper and wet the edges with cold water.

Step 3Part 2

Shape your hand like an "O", sit the wrapper on it, and add two tablespoons of filling in the centre.

Step 3Part 3

Then, fold the wrapper edges, pinching them between your thumb and index finger. Don't seal the dumpling, but leave the centre open.

Step 4

Blitz a carrot in a blender and use it to top each dumpling instead of using the traditional fish roe.

Step 5

Line a bamboo basket with baking paper, put in the dumplings, and set the basket on a pot of boiling water. Steam the shumai for 10 minutes until soft and glossy and serve them warm.

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