Pork Siomai

Siomai is the Philippines most popular dim sum. You can find it everywhere – from the tiniest streets to the mega malls. Siomai is easily the fastest merienda or even an ulam option. It has the perfect combination of pork and spicy dip (saw-sawan).

Siomai comes in different varieties and flavor mutations but we love the classic and simple pork siomai.


  • 1/2 kg ground pork
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium. finely chopped
  • 4 stalks green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • wanton wrapper
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Sesame oil and shredded vegetables

The Dip

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • spicy chili-garlic paste

Shredder, carrot and spring onion

Quick Tips

  • If you are buying your meat from the market or meatshop, choose pork cut with layers of fat like pork belly and have it grounded twice to make finer textured dumplings.
  • You can add shrimp to add another layer of flavor.
  • Use a grater for the onions and carrots – easier and finer results than chopping with knife.

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Pork siomai