Drain the tofu (just wrap in paper towels) and finely chop the onion.
Add sugar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper to the pork mince and mix well. Add the onion, tofu and mix further. Finally, add the katakuriko and continue mixing.
Slice the siu mai skins into thin strips.
Make balls with the 2 pork mince mixture and coat the balls with siu mai skin strips. Press firmly.
Place shredded lettuce leaves on a plate and put the siu mai on top.
Pour water into a frying pan and place a small dish on top. Bring water to a boil.
Place the plate with siu mai on top of the small dish. Cover with a lid and steam for ten minutes over medium heat.
The lettuce will absorb the tasty meat juice, so them both together.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make easy siu mai. I used my frying pan for this.
-By adding tofu, the siu mai will be very soft and fluffy. -You don't need a steamer. Your frying pan will work well. Place a small dish and large plate on top in a frying pan. -I put siu mai on top of lettuce leaves so they don't stick to the plate.