Recipe of the Day: Phan Sib Sai Poo (Crab Dumplings)

Recipe of the Day: Phan Sib Sai Poo (Crab Dumplings)

We snuck this recipe out from the kitchens of Pai Thai at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Recipe of the Day: Phan Sib Sai Poo (Crab Dumplings)

Ingredient for Crab meat:

Coriander root                                  5 g

Garlic                                                     5 g

Red onion                                           20 g

Soya sauce                                          20 ml

Sugar white                                        15 g

Sweet potato                                    20 g

Crab meat jumbo                             40 g

Oil                                                           20 ml

White paper powder                      2 g

Ingredients for Dough:

Rice flour                                             50 g

Arrowroot flour                                                25 g

Corn flour                                            10 g

Tapioca flour                                      10 g

Coconut milk                                      25 ml

Water                                                   50 ml

Ingredients for Sweet Soya Sauce:

White vinegar                                    25 ml

Sugar white                                        15 g

Salt                                                         4 g

Sweet soya sauce                            15 ml

Cooking Method:

- To prepare the crab meat filling, fry the garlic, coriander root and onion in oil and then add the sweet potato.

- Fry until cooked through.

- Next marinate the crab meat in a mixture of soya sauce, sugar, salt and pepper before frying at a low heat for 5 minutes.  Once cooked through, season with salt and pepper.

- Following that, create the dough for the dumplings by mixing all the different flours together in a mixing bowl, and then add in the water and coconut milk. Mix together thoroughly using your hands, gradually adding water and kneading until the dough is soft and properly mixed.

- Next, create the sweet soya sauce by mixing all the ingredients in one pan and boil on low heat, until the sauce has reached the desired consistency. Leave it to cool.

-Finally, to create the dumplings: roll out the dough, place the crab meat on top and wrap it up, pinch the dough at the top to create a parcel like closure. Roll the dough into balls. Flatten the ball into circles and scoop up 1 teaspoon of the filling to place at the centre. Fold the dough over to make a half circle and crimp the edges. Place this on an oiled banana leaf and steam it for 5-8 minutes. Lastly, garnish it with fried onion, coriander and red chili, and add the sweet chili soya sauce before serving.