Definition of shumai in English:

shumai

plural noun

  • Small steamed dumplings, typically stuffed with seafood and vegetables.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are pork shumai, pork and vegetable dumplings, steamed shrimp dumplings with nearly translucent skins puffed over fabulously fresh whole shrimp.’

Origin

Japanese, ultimately from Chinese.

Pronunciation:

shumai

/ˈSHo͞oˌmī/