Dim Sum at Home

Dim Sum at Home

These are a Chinese appetizer with plump chicken tender wrapped in the shumai dumpling skin. Enjoy easy dim sum without a steamer.

Ingredients: 8 servings

Chicken tenders
100 g (2 pieces)
Chinese chives
4 stalks
Shumai skins
8 pieces
Shaoxing wine
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
as needed
● Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
● Chinese chicken stock granules
2 tablespoons
● Finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon
● Minced Japanese leek
1 teaspoon
● Ra-yu
to taste


1. Remove the sinew from the chicken tenders, and slice each of them into 4 thin pieces. Season them with shaoxing wine, salt and pepper, and coat them with katakuriko.
2. Cut the Chinese chives into 3 cm lengths. Boil the chicken tenders in boiling water for 3-4 minutes each. Cook the Chinese chives as well.
3. Drop a piece of shumai skin into the boiling water and take it out after 15-20 seconds. Place it onto your palm, and wrap the chicken and Chinese chives with it.
4. Repeat and make 8 dumplings.
5. Combine the ● ingredients to make the sauce beforehand and spread it onto a plate.
6. Place the dumplings from Step 4 onto the Step 5 plate and they are done.

Story Behind this Recipe

When you want to make easy dim sum without a steamer.