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A question about a recipe: Shu mai, sticky rice-style

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I have a question about the recipe "Shu mai, sticky rice-style" from Nicholas. What should I serve with these shu mai? (Either traditional or just yummy)

asked by nzle over 3 years ago
4 answers 1432 views
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added over 3 years ago

I would say a green vegg. Maybe green beans sauteed with garlic, ginger, and scallions. Or, roasted broccoli with miso and chilis.

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added over 3 years ago

If you can find it, gai lan (though this would also work with broccoli or asparagus). Steam and drizzle with a really good oyster sauce.

And I also like some jook/congee/rice porridge (cooked with a little bit of dried scallops and ground pork) some chopped preserved eggs, and topped with chopped scallions and crispy wonton skins.

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added over 3 years ago

Whoa, I've never had shu mai made like this before. I do agree with the green veg and congee suggestions.

Seeing as dim sum tends to be about small portions of things to share, I would also add some sort of seafood. Maybe clams in black bean sauce or salt and pepper shrimp.

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added over 3 years ago

Hey Nozlee -- maybe also something sharp and rice vinegar-y (or black vinegar) to cut against the fat and heft of the shu mai. I might do some slivered or grated daikon with rice/black vinegar, salt, sugar. Not complicated but effective.