Siomay, also known as steamed fish dumplings, is a popular street food in Indonesia. This dish typically consists of fish dumplings filled with vegetables and served with a delicious peanut sauce. In this article, we will provide you with a recipe for the bumbu (spice mix) used in making siomay. With this recipe, you can make your own siomay at home and enjoy this tasty dish anytime you want.
Before you start preparing the bumbu for siomay, you need to gather the following ingredients:
- 500 grams of ground fish (you can use any type of white fish)
- 150 grams of tapioca flour
- 150 grams of carrots (peeled and grated)
- 150 grams of cabbage (finely chopped)
- 100 grams of green beans (sliced)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of white pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
To make the bumbu for siomay, follow these steps:
- Mix the ground fish, tapioca flour, egg, salt, garlic powder, white pepper powder, and sugar in a large bowl.
- Add the grated carrots, chopped cabbage, and sliced green beans to the bowl and mix well.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and sauté the mixture for about 10 minutes.
- Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool down.
- Start shaping the mixture into small balls or oval shapes.
- Place the shaped mixture in a steamer and steam for about 15-20 minutes.
- Once the siomay is cooked, serve it with the peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce Recipe
Siomay is usually served with a peanut sauce that is easy to make. Here’s how:
- 200 grams of roasted peanuts (roughly crushed)
- 4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 200 ml of water
To make the peanut sauce:
- Heat some oil in a pan and sauté the garlic until fragrant.
- Add the roasted peanuts to the pan and stir well.
- Add sweet soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, salt, and water to the pan.
- Stir all the ingredients well and let the sauce simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
- Once the sauce is cooked, let it cool down before serving it with the siomay.
There are many variations of siomay that you can try. Here are some ideas:
- For a vegetarian version, substitute the fish with tofu or tempeh.
- Add some chopped shrimp or crab meat to the mixture for an extra seafood flavor.
- Try using different vegetables, such as bean sprouts or spinach, in the mixture.
- Experiment with different types of dipping sauces, such as chili sauce or vinegar.
Siomay is a delicious Indonesian street food that you can easily make at home. With this recipe, you can prepare your own siomay and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills. The bumbu we provided is the key to making your siomay taste authentic. Don’t forget to serve it with the peanut sauce for the best experience. Enjoy!