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Chicken. Pork. Seafood. Vegetarian. Steamed. Fried. Boiled. Juicy. Spicy. Slippery. Crispy. Tender. Aromatic. Soupy.
… and they come in all shapes and sizes.
These are just some of the words that come to mind when you think of wontons.
It doesn’t matter if the wontons are steamed, fried or boiled, the key to won-ton of goodness comes from its dressing that brings out its contrasting flavor. Ranging from the intensely aromatic spicy roasted chili oil to sourish ginger vinegar sauce to just a simple sweet salty soy sauce, these small parcels never disappoint!
After all, there’s really no such thing as too many dumplings.
Wonton wrappers are made from wheat flour and water, and they are typically square or round. They can be found in the refrigerated or frozen section of most grocery stores.
The filling for wontons can be made with a variety of ingredients, including ground meat, seafood, vegetables, or tofu. Some popular fillings include pork and shrimp, chicken and vegetables, and wontons with a sweet and sour filling. In this recipe, we’re using mushrooms, prawns and cabbage, which really is a delicious combination.
There are a few different ways to fold wontons. The most common way is to fold the wrapper in half, making a triangle. Then, pinch the edges of the triangle together to seal. Another way to fold wontons is to fold the wrapper in half, making a square. Then, fold the square in half diagonally, making a triangle. Pinch the edges of the triangle together to seal.
Wontons can be cooked in a variety of ways, including steaming, boiling, and frying. Steaming is the healthiest way to cook wontons, as it does not add any extra fat. Boiling is also a healthy way to cook wontons, and it is a quick and easy method. Frying is the least healthy way to cook wontons, but it is also in-cre-dib-ly-de-li-ci-ous.
Wontons are typically served with a dipping sauce. Some popular dipping sauces include soy sauce, chili sauce, and sweet and sour sauce. Here, we immerse the wontons in an almost broth like mini-soup, made of chicken stock, chili oil and oyster sauce.Print
Josephine is a Melbourne-based food blogger with a passion for food and photography. She loves to cook recipes that remind her of her childhood and ignite the classic flavours she has loved from her home in Malaysia. Follow her journey through her blog, Burp! Appetit where she explores and experiment with home-style cooking from Malaysia, Asia and rest of the world.