Definition of shumai in English:

shumai

Pronunciation /ˌSHo͞oˈmī/ /ˌʃuˈmaɪ/

plural noun

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

    ‘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

Chinese.