Hello hi everyone! Wesley here. Today we’re adding to our series on foods inspired by TV and film with some shumai, inspired by the dumpling scene from New Girl. I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to explore a dumpling that MANYYY folks have been requesting (basically since I started this series), which is a shumai. For those not familiar, shumai is classic dim sum dumpling most typically made of ground pork, shrimp, and veggies, then placed inside of a thin wonton wrapper and gently steamed in a bamboo basket. Its signature open face makes it one of the easiest dumplings to make since there are no intricate pleats or fold involved at all, and it’s basically just a ball of filling pressed into a wrapper.
I also thought this would be a great opportunity to explore the uses of MSG a bit more, which is my favorite part about this New Girl scene, cause that stuff is in literally all chinese food, even if a restaurant says they don’t cook with MSG, causeee they’re lying. Hope you try it.
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0:00 Hello Hi Everyone!
1:54 Mise En Place
6:56 On The Stove
7:45 Let’s Eat!
8:40 Thanks For Watching! .