Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Dim sims recipe

Dim sims or sui mai, as they're also called, are delicious bundles of steamed pork and prawn deliciousness. Steam a basketful and surprise your family. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 200g green prawns, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 300g pork mince (the fatty kind)
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bamboo shoots, finely chopped
  • 2 dried mushrooms
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tbsp shao xing wine (Chinese rice wine)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • 1 pkt (25) wontons skins


In a bowl, combine the prawns, pork, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except for the carrots and wonton skins, and mix well.

Place a tablespoon of the mince filling into the centre of a wonton skin and draw up the edges leaving the top uncovered. Top with a tiny bit of grated carrot.

Steam over rapidly boiling water for 12 minutes. Serve with soy sauce.


  • A great way to stop these sticking to the steamer is to line the base with baking paper.
  • Sometimes, I like to slightly wet the edges of the wonton skin so they adhere to the mixture.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.