Siomay (also Somay), in Indonesian
cuisine, is a light meal which is similar in form to the Chinese Dim
Sum, shaped like an ice cream cone, except the bottom is flat.
consisting of dumpling of fish and steamed vegetables,
tofu, potato served in spicy peanut sauce and black and
thick sweet soy sauce.
It is traditionally made from mackerel fish meat served with
peanut sauce. Sometimes the main ingredient can be made from prawn or other
fish. One famous variety of Siomay is siomay bandung,
in which the Siomay is eaten with a peanut paste,
sweet soy sauce and a dash of lime juice. Other complements to siomay bandung
are steamed cabbage, steamed potatoes, steamed bitter gourd and steamed tofu.