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Lo Mai Gai is a popular dish in Hong Kong style dim sum restaurants. The steamed glutinous rice is soft but chewy and has a touch of ginger. The marinated chicken and mushroom as well as the slightly sweet lap cheong complement the taste of the Lo Mai Gai.

Serve: 8

Preparing the ingredients:

1. Chicken meat: Add in all seasoning and mix well.

2. Mushroom: Add in all seasoning and mix well.

3. Glutinous rice: Heat the wok, add in cooking oil. Add in garlic and ginger, cook over medium low heat until fragrant. Add in soaked glutinous rice and mix well. Mix seasoning with water, then add to glutinous rice and cook until fragrant.

4. Divide all ingredients into 8 equal portions.

Making Lo Mai Gai:

1. Brush the bowl with some oil.

2. Arrange the chicken, lap cheong and mushroom at the bottom of the bowl.

3. Add in glutinous rice, press down with wet hand until the rice is firm.

4. Add in 2 tablespoons of plain water (or mushroom soaking water).

5. Arrange the bowls in steaming racks.

6. Bring the water of steamer to the boil, turn to medium heat, steam for 50 minutes.

7. After 50 minutes, the Lo Mai Gais are ready to be served!

Photo & Recipe credited to: My Kitchen 101

Ingredients used in this recipe

# Item Name Unit Quantity Price
1 Erawan Glutinous Rice Flour 500g 1 RM 4.50
2 Double Swallow Corn Starch 400g 1 RM 2.10
3 Vesawit Cooking Oil 500g 1 RM 4.20
4 MCCORMICK White Pepper Ground 35g 1 RM 13.50
5 Shitake Mushrooms pack (~200g) 1 RM 5.65
6 White Garlic ~500G 1 RM 5.95
7 Knife Pure Sesame Oil 630mL 1 RM 17.60
8 Cap Tamin Dark Soy Sauce 630mL 1 RM 6.89
9 Woh Hup Oyster Sauce 500mL 1 RM 5.60
10 Woh Hup Light Soy Sauce 630mL 1 RM 6.98
11 Prai Coarse Grain Sugar 1kg 1 RM 2.85
12 Aji No Moto Seasoner 100g 1 RM 2.90
13 Bentong Old Ginger ~ 300g 1 RM 11.90

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