One of the first things I ate the first time I went to the Philippines was an order of steaming shu mai from a vendor in the Manila airport. It was about 5 a.m. The order was served on a small fluted paper tray, which made it more special, beautiful and exotic. Shu mai. It’s what’s for breakfast.
Trader Joe’s little box of shu mai takes me back to Manila.
TJ’s Chicken Shu Mai comes with a “tangy soy sauce packet,” but I like to make my own dipping sauce.
I recommend mixing some soy sauce and fresh squeezed lime juice. (Trader Joe’s sells a bag of limes at a reasonable price.) No chemicals or other ingredients that you can’t pronounce.
I hope you try the shu mai and that it transports you to a happy memory, too. And pleases your guests at parties, if you must share.
Thank you, TJ’s.