Philippines have been influenced a lot by Chinese culture and its very evident by the food served and sold in the country. You can even find siomai sold by the streets. And this has been a favorite here in Cebu and the famous one is found in Tisa, Labangon. We call it Siomai sa Tisa. I hope you enjoy my very own pork siomai with quail eggs and chili sauce recipe. Even my husband is having fun making this. It is very simple, easy and quick to cook!



  • 1/2 kilo ground pork
  • 10 grams shrimps; remove head, peel skin and chop
  • 1 pack siomai wrapper
  • 1 medium size carrot minced
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 medium size egg
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 20 pcs quail eggs
  • 1 bowl water

siomai ingredientsSiomai Ingredients (shrimps, egg, onions and carrots)


  • chopped chili or chili flakes
  • oil
  • garlic



  1. Boil quail eggs. While waiting it to boil, mix all ingredients (ground pork, shrimps, carrots, onions, salt and pepper, oil and egg) in a bowl.
  2. Once quail eggs are hard boiled, remove them from the pan, remove the shell and slice each egg to half.
  3. Take one siomai wrapper and wash with water on the sides and place a spoonful of ground pork mixture at the center.
  4. Wrap the ground pork mixture with the quail egg on top.
  5. Once every piece of siomai is ready, place it on the steamer and steam it for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with chili sauce and calamansi.


  1. Pour 2 cups of oil in a frying pan and saute garlic.
  2. Then pour your chopped chilies on it. Wait until oil is turning yellow orange.
  3. Turn off fire when chilies have turned dark brown.

pork siomai with quail eggsPork Siomai with Quail Eggs




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