Friday, November 1, 2013

Recipe: Homemade Pork and Prawn Wantans in Soup

When I was growing up, we loved going out on weekends to have wantan mee. Served along with the wantan mee are these bouncy and juicy wantans (usually made from pork) in a small bowl of soup. Then, when I was studying overseas, I learnt how to make wantans whenever I craved them and thankfully, the wantan skins are easily accessible from Asian supermarkets.

Homemade Pork and Prawn Wantans in Soup

I have not made wantans for a few years now, but my daughter is incredibly fond of them, so I made some when I made some char siew (BBQ pork) last week (recipe coming up soon!). For our homemade wantans, the filling is a combination of minced pork, diced prawns and spring onions. I encouraged the kids to give it a try too - wrapping the wantans is FUN! (see Step 2 in recipe for step-by-step instructions).



Baby C with her first homemade wantan


Baby D giving it a go too - with a little help from mummy

In wantan mee stalls, the wantans are served in a small bowl of soup, usually seasoned with MSG (we never drink it, otherwise we'd be very thirsty for the rest of the day!). Since my kids love drinking soup, I cooked them in chicken broth. Baby C absolutely adored the wantans, as they were plump and juicy. Hip hip hooray!




Homemade Pork and Prawn Wantans in Soup
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 30


Ingredients
200g pork mince
70g peeled prawns
1 1/2 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped
2 tsp light soy sauce
A pinch of salt
A pinch of white pepper
1 tsp ginger wine
30 wantan skins

To serve
1.5l chicken stock
Salt, to taste
2 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped


1.  In a bowl, place the pork mince, prawns, spring onions, soy sauce, white pepper, and ginger wine. Mix well and marinate for 10-15 minutes.



2. To wrap wantans: Prepare a small bowl of water. Take 1 piece of wantan skin, and place a small mound (roughly 1 tsp) of filling in the centre. Dip your finger into the water, and run it around the edges of the wantan wrapper. Bring the opposite edges together to form a triangle. Gather the top of the wantan skins and seal with more water to form a wantan parcel.



3. Place chicken stock in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the wantans (cook in 4 batches) and cook until the wantans float to the top, about 1 1/2-2 minutes.

4. Serve in a small bowl with some chicken stock and garnish with some spring onions.

Note: Your children can help wrap the wantans (Step 2).



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15 comments:

  1. You can get wanton skin from the supermarts there? Hmmmm...sure would love to give it a try - not the same as our "pain sip" skin - the local Foochow version of the wanton, that's for sure.

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    1. Yes, we can easily get the wantan skin in supermarkets here - Jusco/Tesco/Giant, they all have this in the tofu/fresh noodles section.

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  2. Hi Yen, that look appetizing. Sure love to have a big bowl. :))

    Have a nice day.

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  3. These wantons look incredibly delicious with those noodles.

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  4. the cool thing is, your kids will have great memories of wantans too, just like you do! :D

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  5. This was always my comfort food when I was sick as a kid along with congee. I still love them and hubby gets so excited when I make these! :D

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  6. Lovely homemade wontan soup, I love that!

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  7. Homemade wanton soup, can have as much as wanton we want. If eat outside, so expensive if want to add more, hehehe..

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    1. Ya lo.. some shops so kedekut lah, only give 2 wantan per plate of wantan mee. Usually I got no chance to eat cos my daughter will sapu all cos she likes wantans a lot. Hehe.

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  8. Looks so pro & appetizing ! You've even cooked Wonton mee ! YUMMY!

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    1. I cooked wantan mee cos I made char siew! Ho ho ;)

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  9. Yen, I love wantans! I used to buy the frozen ones for my soup. I am just too lazy to make my own.

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  10. I thought you've made wonton skin as well :D Those wontons look very appetizing , yup , I'll have mine with a plateful of fried noodles , please ?! Great job , kids , okay , you , too , Mom lol

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