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Steamed Wontons in Chili Broth

Steamed Wontons in Chili Broth

Can you smell its aroma? Can you taste its flavors? Easily make this restaurant-quality dish at the comfort of your own home.  So, what are you waiting for?  Time to impress your dinner guests.

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.

Steamed Wonton in Chili Broth

Wonton wrappers:

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.

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Steamed Wonton in Chili Broth


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.

Dipping sauce:

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.

Steamed Wonton in Chili Broth

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Steamed Wontons in Chili Broth

  • Author: Josephine Chan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


Can you smell its aroma? Can you taste its flavours? Now, you can easily make this restaurant-quality dish at the comfort of your own home.  So, what are you waiting for?  Time to impress your dinner guests!


Units Scale
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1 scallion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup of coriander (finely chopped plus extra to garnish)
  • 10 chinese chives (finely chopped)
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms (rehydrated and finely chopped)
  • 2 pcs fresh wombok (chinese cabbage leaves, finely chopped)
  • 150 g prawns (peeled and deveined, finely diced)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 20 wonton wrappers

Chilli Broth

  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 34 tsp Chiu Chow chilli oil


  • Place all chopped ingredients and diced prawns into a mixing bowl. Add soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil
  • Mix everything together.
  • Set up the wrapping station – a clean bench, a small bowl of water and wonton wrappers. Wrap the wontons by following these simple instructions:
    • a)Place 1 tsp of prawn mixture onto the centre of the wrapper. Using the index finger, lightly wet all sides.
    • b) Fold the bottom corner over the mixture to the top to form a triangle. Press to seal all sides.
    • c) Take the 2 corners of the triangle at the base and pull them towards each other, one to overlap the other.
    • d) Lightly wet the tip and press them together to secure.
  • Place wontons in a deep bowl. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a saucepan, stir in the oyster sauce and chilli oil. Taste and adjust. Then pour the chilli broth over the wontons.
  • Set up the wok to steam. Once the water is boiling, place the bowl in the wok, cover and steam for 8 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove, garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Steaming
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: Chinese, wonton, spicy, chicken, prawn, chili, appetizer, steaming

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