Discerning foodies in San Francisco come to Monsieur Benjamin for its modern digs and fine French dishes, but who knew there was a taste of traditional Malaysian flavor hidden in its back of house?
Yeoh Chee is one of the talented chefs behind Monsieur Benjamin’s nightly hits, but he’s been stepping into the spotlight recently, running Malaysian-cooking pop-ups at Millay and Casements. One of those recipes for pork pot stickers has become a real fan favorite, and he’s kind enough to share it with us below.
“I learned this recipe from my grandma in Malaysia, and it has been a family favorite for many years,” Chee says. “Occasionally, I make it for our family meal at Monsieur Benjamin, and the staff love them as well. When I created a tasting menu of Malaysian food for my pop-up at Millay, I knew I wanted to share this recipe with the guests.”
This recipe makes 20 pot stickers, enough to fill the bellies of all your friends and family—although you may still want more of these bite-sized delights!
Chef Yeoh Chee making his grandma's pork pot stickers
Photography by: Eli Berson; Woobin Lee