June 6, 2008

inSingapore: Cheap-and-Good “Siew Mai” (chinese dumpling)

Posted in Food tagged , , , , , , , at 3:52 pm by myrlinn

Seems like the hot topic in the news these days is the rising grocery and food costs, with newspapers here publishing articles on what costs how much where. So, I thought I’d contribute my two-cents worth to the whole discussion.

Fish and Shrimp Dumpling

If you love Siew Mai, my family found a yummy version selling at the supermarket — Sin Mui Heng Fish & Shrimp Siew Mai. My family finds it at least as good as the siew mai you can get the food court, and it costs you 70-80% less.

And, actually, if you observe the dim sum stalls at food courts these days, most of them don’t make the dim sum items themselves anymore. They get their supplies from food factories.

Do the same — many food factories package their dim sum items and sell them in supermarkets — and you can save quite a bit on your food bill.

Hint: If you don’t have one already, get a steam tray for your rice cooker (or get a rice cooker with a steam tray – it’s extremely useful to have one). That’ll make steaming these dim sum items much easier.