This delicious dish is recommended by Elisa and Sio Tang. It comes from Sichuan in China, where wontons are known as folded arms (chao shou).
• 1/2 oz (20g) piece of ginger, unpeeled
• 5 oz (150g) ground pork
• 1/2 egg, beaten
• 1 tsp Shaoxing wine
• 1/2 tsp sesame oil
• Ground white pepper
• 3 tbsp chicken stock
• 3 tbsp finely sliced spring onion greens
• 7 oz (200g) package of wonton wrappers
• Flour, to dust
• 3-4 tbsp sweet aromatic soy sauce, or 3-4 tbsp light or tamari soy sauce with 1 1/2-2 tsp sugar
• 5-6 tbsp chilli oil, with its sediment
• 2-4 heaped tsp crushed garlic
• 2 tbsp finely sliced spring onion greens
Ingredients can be found at TANG The Asian Food Emporium in the following sections –
Ginger – Fresh foods
Pork mince – Fresh foods
Eggs – Fresh foods
Spring Onion – Fresh foods
Shaoxing wine – Cooking wines & vinegar
Sesame Oil – Sauces
Won ton wrappers – Fresh foods
Sichuan pepper oil (Pricky ash oil) – Sauces
Chilli oil – Sauces
The Store Map will help you to find the sections you want.
Crush the ginger
Put it in a cup with just enough cold water to cover.
Place pork, egg, Shaoxing wine and sesame oil in a bowl with 1-1/2 tsp of the ginger water and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir well. Mix in the stock, 1 tbsp at a time
Add the spring onion greens.
Fill a small bowl with cold water.
Lay a wonton wrapper flat in your hand
Press about 1 tsp of the pork mixture into the centre of the wrapper
Dip a finger into the cold water, run it around the edges of the wrapper and fold it diagonally in half. Press the edges tightly together and lay on a flour-dusted tray or large plate.
Bring a large pan of water to a boil over a high heat.
Prepare each serving bowl with –
1 tbsp sweet aromatic soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp chilli oil
1/2-1 heaped tsp of crushed garlic to taste
Sichuan pepper oil to taste
Drop wontons into boiling water, stirring to ensure they don’t stick.
When the water returns to a rolling boil, pour in a small cup of cold water and repeat again. When the water has come to a boil for the third time, the wontons should be cooked through
Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon, drain well, and divide between the prepared serving bowls.
Scatter each bowl with some of the spring onion greens. Serve immediately. Enjoy!