Shumai

What is Shumai?

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Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

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Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

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This is a super dumbed down version of my very favorite part of a good sushi meal. Wasabi shumai is generally a pork dumpling with garlic and wasabi and it is very wasabi heavy. This recipe is very easy but not for a lack of trying.
Shumai are open-topped dumplings stuffed with ground meat, then steamed. Here, the shumai have a tasty filling of chicken, coconut milk, chile, fish sauce, lime juice and fresh basil, creating an appealing mix of sweet, hot, salty and sour.
I lived for a while in Yokohama when I was in my early teens. Yokohama, Japan is a major harbor in Tokyo area and is known for many Chinese restaurants and various immigrants, especially Chinese.

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