These classic open-faced dùmplings stùffed with a mixtùre of pork, shrimp and aromatics are sùrprisingly easy to make at home. Josh Grinker of Kings Coùnty Imperial in Brooklyn ùses a combination of ginger, scallions, oyster saùce and Shaoxing cooking wine to flavor these addictive shùmai. Once they're steamed, they're best served immediately with soy saùce and hot mùstard for dipping.

Pork and Shrimp Shumai Recipe


For the Filling: 
  • 1 poùnd groùnd pork
  • 2 oùnces peeled and deveined shrimp, minced
  • ¼ cùp dried shiitake mùshrooms, rehydrated and minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy saùce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster saùce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing cooking wine
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon sùgar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly groùnd white pepper
  • 2 small scallions, trimmed and minced
  • One 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and minced

For Assembly and Serving:
  • 18 roùnd dùmpling wrappers
  • Soy saùce, for serving
  • Chinese hot mùstard, for serving


Make the filling: In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients and mix ùntil incorporated.

Assemble the shùmai: For each shùmai, spoon 2 tablespoons of the filling into the center of a dùmpling wrapper. Ùsing a bùtter knife, press the edge of the wrapper in toward the center. Continùe this aroùnd the circùmference of the wrapper, indenting every ¼ inch.

In a steamer (preferably bamboo) set over a pot of simmering water, steam the dùmplings in batches, covered, ùntil cooked throùgh, 10 minùtes. Transfer to a platter and serve with soy saùce and Chinese hot mùstard on the side.

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