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Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken)

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Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken) is super tasty. And it is one of a must order Dim Sum every time I pay a visit to Dim Sum restaurant. Another must-order Dim Sum is Deep Fried Turnip Cake. Anyway, Lo Mai Gai is Cantonese pronounce. It is a popular dish of Hong Kong Dim Sum.

dried mushroom and dried scallops

The delicate texture of glutinous rice with aromatic rice wine, Lap Cheong (Chinese sausage), marinated chicken and chewy mushroom. All these full of flavour ingredients for sure will make people drooling. I purposely buy Lap Cheong from the wet market, because it’s not easy to buy in a hypermarket. And it had more demand so they selling fast so you can get pretty and fresh Lap Cheong or you can try to look out from the Asian food store. It tastes good and only keep it in cold dry place can last for a long time. As my experience and opinions, the most important taste of this dish is rice wine. Try to find some good quality rice wine, many Chinese dishes have to use rice wine for a marinade or stir fry vegetables. You will not regret to pay more money and get a fine rice wine.

Saute glutinous rice with seasoning

They are different, but similar

One thing to mention is Lo Mai Gai always get confused with Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice), recipe and looks very similar but Hor Yip Fan used grain rice and wrapped with lotus leaf but Lo Mai Gai used glutinous rice.

ready to steam

It’s not easy to make your favourite food. Because once it’s unsuccessful, it will become a nightmare? Haha. So I carefully checking recipe and ready all the stuff. I even borrow a few suitable stainless bowl from my mom, because the one I bought is a bit large. Since it’s a dim sum, not the main course. So I had to keep it in perfect size and portion. Here I am sharing with you a very delicious and simple Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken) recipe, so you can easily make it at home.

Lo Mai Gai (Glutinuous Rice with Chicken)
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Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken)

Sharing with you a very delicious and simple Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken) recipe, you can easily make it at home. You can cook more and store in fridge, so you just steam it anytime when you want to eat.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dim Sum
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 380kcal
Author: My Lovely Recipes



  • 200 g Glutinous Rice
  • 4 pieces Dried Shiitake Mushroom
  • 4 pieces Dried Scallop

For Sauté

  • 6 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 1/2 piece Chinese Sausage
  • 1 tbsp Lard

Marinate Chicken

  • 200 g Diced Chicken Thighs
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Wine
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Glutinous Rice Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • A little Pepper


  • Wash glutinous rice, soak with filtered water for 3 hours.
  • Wash dried scallops and mushrooms, soak with warm water for 3 hours.
  • Marinate Chicken
  • Glutinous Rice Seasoning
  • Chinese sausage cut into slice sauté until fragrant then take it out of the pan for later use.
  • Sauté minced garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  • Put in the seasoned glutinous rice, stir it until fragrant.
  • Put marinated chicken, mushroom, scallop and Chinese sausage into the mold, the fill in the sautéed glutinous rice and press it gently.
  • Pour in 4-5 tbsp of mushrooms & scallops soup.
  • Medium heat steam for 40min.



Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.6g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 264mg | Sugar: 0.9g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg
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