So I love going out to eat dim sum. It’s a lot of small one or two bite items and it’s a perfect opportunity to try new foods!
A few days ago I was craving some dim sum especially my favourite… Pork Sui Mai… Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a good dim sum restaurant since I moved so I decided to make my own!
I decided to take what I knew from eating Sui Mai in the past, which was basically a pork and shrimp paste packed into a wonton noodle and steam. I decided to raid my pantry to see what other asian flavours I had and dug out some ginger, green onion, water chest nuts, sesame oil, and soya sauce and went to town.
Started by throwing my ground pork into the bowl…. It was a weird colour, I really don’t recommend buying the tube of ground pork, try to get fresh! But this is what I had in the freezer so there was no turning back!
When I opened the can of water chestnuts I realized they were going to be to big to just throw into the mix and go to town, so seeing as I already had my chopper out I threw them in along with the garlic!
Mixed into a nasty, yet amazing smelling paste!
Now I will be honest, these tasted AMAZING, yet I am really picky when it comes to texture, and I must admit the texture of these kind of turned me off. When I make them again I am going to used a different grind of pork, so that its not so pasty…
Will I make these again? Yes, but I will be doing them different so that the insides aren’t so mushy!
Let me know what you think if you try this recipe!