How to Cook Wontons/dumplings (Pan Fry and Boiling)

by Xinny G


  • Freshly made or frozen wontons/dumplings
  • Oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Dark vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped scallion
  • 1 Minced garlic
  • Chili oil or Sriracha sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Make some dumplings or get frozen ones from Asian grocery store. Check out my guide for making wontons.

    Step 2

    1) Pan fry

    Step 3

    In a non-stick pan, drizzle cooking oil. Place wontons in the pan, cook on high heat.

    Step 4

    Cook on high heat for about 1 min, till the bottom is golden.

    Step 5

    Pour some water in the pan. The amount of water depends on the pan sizes. Water should cover the bottom of wontons.

    Step 6

    Caution! The pan is very hot at this point, please cover the pan with lid when you add the water. The water boils/steams the wontons so the filling is cooked.

    Step 7

    After most of the water has vaporized (takes about 7 mins), remove the lid. Cook on high heat until the bottom is golden brown.

    Step 8


    Step 9

    Drizzle some soy sauce, vinegar and Sriracha sauce. Mmmmmmmm!

    Step 10

    2) Boil

    Step 11

    In a pot, boil water. Add in the wontons. Make sure they don't stick to each other. Cook on high heat.

    Step 12

    After the water boils again, add 1/2 cup of cold water. Cook on high heat until boiling, then cook on medium low heat for another 5 mins until wontons are cooked.

    Step 13

    You can add the cooked wontons in chicken broth with some veggies to make an awesome wonton soup. Or you can dip them in soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil and sesame oil with minced garlic and scallions.

    Step 14

    Making dipping sauce.

    Step 15

    Nom nom!