Here's another Chinese dumpling that everybody knows and love .....
Wontons are usually boiled , served in soup or deep-fried ....
But the one I really love , adding some dressing after boiling it ....
Nothing tricky in wrapping/folding/shaping these tasty morsels .......
You just shape it anyway you like , as long as the filling stays inside .....
Though I had such a hard time making mine , as I want to shape it just like the ones from Kylie Kwong's book ! lol
Told myself , " tsk tsk after you boil it , that pretty shape , which you've painstakingly made , will just wilt ! " -__-
So true ! hee hee
To tell you the truth , I had to watch this Youtube tutorial while I was making my wontons ! lol
Makes about 25 to 30 wontons
at least 30 pieces of wonton wrapper
about 250 grams , fresh spinach , blanched , squeezed and roughly chopped
60 grams ground pork
60 grams prawns , deveined and roughly chopped
1 T sliced spring onions
1 T roughly chopped cilantro leaves
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp chicken powder
1 1/2 tsp tapioca starch
1 tsp brown sugar
generous dash of ground white pepper and a pinch of salt
few drops of sesame oil
* Mix ingredients above , adjust seasoning according to taste .
To fill and shape the wontons ( from Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking )
* Place a teaspoonful of the filling in the middle of the wrapper , moisten the lower edge of the wrapper ; fold the wrapper in half to enclosed the filling ; press gently to seal the edge ; hold the wonton lengthwise between your hands with the folded edge facing down ; fold the sealed edge of the wonton back on itself then lightly moisten one corner of the folded edge with water , then taking the two ends in your fingers bring them together with a twisting action and press tightly to join . Repeat with the rest .
2 1/2 tablespoons light soy
2 tablespoon finely sliced cilantro leaves and stems
2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger
2 tablespoon finely sliced spring onions
2 tablespoon kecap manis or sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoon malt vinegar , I used rice vinegar
1/2 tsp chili oil , I used a generous teaspoon of homemade chili garlic sauce
dash of sesame oil
* Combine ingredients above while boiling the wontons ( about 4 minutes )
* Transfer boiled wontons onto a plate or a shallow bowl , drizzle with the dressing and serve hot .
*** This sauce is for Kylie Kwong's 16 pieces of cooked wonton , adjust ingredients depending on how many wontons are you going to cook .