Bamboo steamer

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Stacked mushiki on top of a pot

Bamboo steamer, called zhēnglóng (蒸笼; 蒸籠) in Chinese and mushiki (蒸し器) or seiro (蒸籠) in Japanese, are two different types of vessels used for steaming in East Asian cuisine.

Bamboo steamers are round steamers made from bamboo like those used in Chinese cuisine. They can be stacked on top of each other so that the steam can cook many different servings simultaneously.

Seiro are large rectangular steamers made traditionally from bamboo but nowadays also often from metal. Bamboo steamers can also be stacked.


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