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shumai

Syllabification: shu·mai
Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞oˌmī
 
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Definition of shumai in English:

plural noun

Small steamed dumplings, typically stuffed with seafood and vegetables.
Example sentences
  • There are pork shumai, pork and vegetable dumplings, steamed shrimp dumplings with nearly translucent skins puffed over fabulously fresh whole shrimp.
  • Tender pork shumai have a nice pop of wasabi kneaded into the dough, and vegetarian summer rolls crunch with freshness and resonate with Thai basil.
  • Like many of its peers, Woo Rae Kwan also serves Japanese and Chinese food: sushi, sashimi, shumai, teriyaki and maki rolls, lo mein, fried rice, and sweet and sour pork.

Origin

Japanese, ultimately from Chinese.

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