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Feb 1, 2012 08:28 PM

Shu Mai Dumpling Skins

Can you find dumpling skins for Shu Mai in Montreal(I was told you can't find them in the Asian food stores in Mtl)?

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  1. I've seen them in various Asian supermarkets, in the freezer section with the wonton wrappers, dumpling skins, etc.

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    1. re: SnackHappy

      Thanks. Any of the ones in Brossard?

      1. re: BLM

        I can't say for certain. I just remember seeing them, but not anywhere specific. FWIW, I do frequent the Kim Phat in Brossard.

        1. re: BLM

          FYI, I was at Kim Phat Brossard today and they didn't have any. I'll keep an eye out for them.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            That's what I was told. You're also based in Brossard?

        2. re: SnackHappy

          Give me the actual name of the dumpling skins on the package to make Shu Mai(one Asian store told me one thing, another Asian store told me something totally different). Do the Chinese restaurants in Montreal make their own Shu Mai skins?

          1. re: BLM

            I would guess that they make their own. It's not exactly rocket surgery. Just like making dumpling skins. I don't know that there's a special name for them.When I saw the them, the package was similar to the the package of wonton wrappers next to them and said Xiu Mai or Siu Mai.

            1. re: SnackHappy

              I think many restaurants and recipes use the square won ton wrappers for siu mai. I don't remember the name of the brand but there is one with a red and white label that is very good. Wing Noodles makes gyoza wrappers and the label says "also for shao mai dumplings" so pot sticker wrappers work too but I think won ton wrappers, the brand with the red and white label, are more delicate like the siu mai wrapper. You can get the won ton wrappers in Chinatown (e.g., the big grocery stores on St-Laurent) and at Kim Phat, etc.