Also written as ‘khanom jiip‘, these delicious treats originate from China (where they are known known as ‘siu mai’). If you find that some Thai food is just too spicy for you, try some of the Chinese-style dishes such as khanom jeeb or salapao which are cheap and tasty snacks without the spice. These can be eaten on there own or as part of a dim-sum style lunch and are usually accompanied by a dipping sauce or soy sauce.
The filling in khanom jeeb can vary, but typically it will include minced pork, shrimp and oyster sauce which is wrapped in thin slices of rice or wheat dough and then steamed. Fillings may also include mushroom, onion, minced ginger and water chestnut. From a hawker stall or basic roadside stall, expect to pay between 15 to 30 Baht for a serving of 3 or 4 dumplings. Some hotels and Chinese restaurants in Thailand also offer khanom jeeb as part of a set-price dim-sum buffet lunch.