Easy Microwaved Shumai

Easy Microwaved Shumai

Easy shumai made in a microwave.
It's done in a flash.

Ingredients: Makes 30 dumplings

Shumai skins
1 bag (30)
Minced pork
300 g
★ Sugar
1 tablespoon
★ Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
★ Sake
1 tablespoon
★ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
★ Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
★ Salt
1/4 teaspoon
To taste


1. Put pork, minced onion, and all ★ ingredients into a plastic bag and rub thoroughly.
2. Shred the cabbage into thick strips. Spread thinly on a serving plate without draining the excess water from rinsing.
3. Now, to wrap up the shumai! Make a circle with your hand as above.
4. Place the shumai skin on top.
5. Then fill it with mixed ingredients from step 1.
6. Align the dumplings on the cabbage and cover loosely with plastic wrap.
7. Microwave for about 5 minutes on high, and enjoy. Because the skin dries up easily, make sure to remove the plastic wrap right before serving.
8. Serve with vinegar and soy sauce, Japanese mustard, ponzu sauce, or any sauce of your liking.

Story Behind this Recipe

Because I only have a small steamer at home, I made it with a microwave so that there's no hobs and dish-washing involved.