All-Time Favourite Steamed Chinese Snack: Steamed Vegetable Dumplings, Chai Kuih 菜粿
Steamed vegetable dumplings, locally known as Chai Kuih or Chai Kueh 菜粿, is one of many iconic Asian traditional delicacies, rumoured to be of Teochew origin. It bodies, mainly, stir-fried yam bean wrapped in a chewy crystal-like skin. These delicious vegetable dumplings are steamed to perfection! They make a light, healthy and tasty appetiser or snack!
Chai Kuih’s Signature Trait: A Soft, Chewy, Translucent Skin
The secret to making these popular steamed vegetable dumplings lies within its skin. The idea is to achieve a soft, springy and translucent pliable dough suitable for shaping the dumplings. These dumplings are deliciously good even on its own. Better, top it off with a sweet chilli sauce. They are so good, you can’t stop at 1, 2, 3, 4 or even 5! It’s truly a Teochew culinary treasure for the whole family!