Dim Sum Steamed Cabbage Roll: If you love Dim Sum and are a bit of a health nut, you will love these adorable mini cabbage rolls masquerading as Dim Sum, giving a new interpretation to a nostalgic favourite childhood food.
Steamed Cabbage Roll is one of the dishes I used to cook very often for my children when they were young. I hadn’t been cooking Steamed Cabbage Roll for quite a while, but recently my family requested for this dish again.
When I prepared it, my youngest daughter commented that she felt so nostalgic eating this steamed cabbage roll as it reminded her of her childhood days.Her comment reminded me of how long it’s been since I cooked this dish. But the good thing is that it tastes just as good as before.
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Above is the old-style version of the steamed cabbage roll that my family is used to eating.
The modern ‘dim sum’ interpretation of the dish which we have dubbed “Dim Sum Steamed Cabbage Roll” was given by my second daughter Melissa who run this blog with me. She wanted to reinvent the tasty but rather drab looking cabbage roll into adorable miniature dim sum for her young son, to make the dish look as appetising as it tastes, because somehow the first photo above does not do justice to how great this dish actually tastes!
I really love this new way of presentation the dish (the recipe is exactly the same, except for the garnishing). Doesn’t this photo make it feel like picking up a piece and popping it straight into your mouth? We did a test with my grandson – and it was obvious which version he preferred!
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By the way, this is a really great dish for children because it’s such a healthy yet tasty dish that uses very little oil, so even older babies and toddlers can enjoy it too.
Dim Sum Steamed Cabbage Roll
Here is my video demonstration for wrapping the cabbage rolls. To key is to get them tightly wrapped so they don’t fall apart while cutting, but yet not too compacted.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, and please leave me a comment below if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback for me!
Suggested Modifications for Special Diets
- Baby/Toddler-Friendly: Suitable for older babies and toddlers. Cut into small pieces before serving to avoiding choking
- Child-Friendly: No modifications needed.
- Egg-Free: Skip the egg, the stuffing should still be able to bind together as corn flour is added to the marinade.
- Fish-Free: No modifications needed.
- Gluten-Free: Ensure all condiments are gluten free
- Nut-Free: No modifications needed.
- Shellfish-Free: No modifications needed.