Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Homemade Wontons

Wonton is very easy to make and you can either fry them for appetizer, eat them as dim sum, or eat with noodles soup. I add in water chestnuts for a crispy crunchy taste. I also add in more shrimps so it's more flavorful.


1 lb ground pork
1 lb shrimps
2 glove garlic minced
2 stalks scallion chopped
1/2 cup or 10 water chestnuts (canned or fresh) smashed and chopped
1/2 cup water + 2 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp oil
1 egg white
1 pack wonton wrap

2/3 tsp salt
3 tbsp fish sauce
1/4 tsp msg (optional)
1/4 tsp five spice
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp grounded pepper


1. Place ground pork on chopping board and use a heavy knife to continuously chop the pork until it's sticky and somewhat glutinous. Set aside.

2. Peel and devein shrimps. Place on chopping board and smash each shrimps. Then chop them coarsely. Add to the ground pork.

3. Place whole water chestnuts on chopping board and smash individually. Then chop them in small pieces. Add to ground pork.

4. Add minced garlic to ground pork. Hand mix everything together until well combined. Then add in seasonings. Mix well again.

5. Add in 1/2 cup water + 2 tbsp cornstarch mixture, 3 tbsp oil, and egg white. Mix well. Then add in chopped scallions.

6. Place some 1 tsp meat with each wonton wrap.

7. Bring a pot of water to boil. Place wrapped wontons in and give it a stir to prevent wonton sticking to bottom pot. Cook until wonton float to the surface. Should be 3-5 minutes.

8. Add wontons to your wonton soup or noodles soup.

For Frying: Just heat a pot of oil and add in wrapped wonton. Fry until golden where wonton float to surface. Dip with sweet and sour sauce.

For dim sum: Boil the wonton and eat them with hoisin sauce + Sriracha hot sauce.