How to Make Wontons 馄饨

by Xinny G

Delicious Chinese wontons! You can use any ground meat or chopped veggie/shrimp as filling.

Supplies

  • 1 Pounds Ground pork
  • 1 Pack of wontons skins
  • 1 Scallion
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced ginger
  • 2 Clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Shaoxing rice wine
  • 1 Tablespoon Light soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark soy sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Tablespoons Corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ Tablespoons Sesame oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingredients. Wonton wraps can be found in Asian grocery stores.

    Step 2

    If you don't have dark sauce, just replace it with whatever soy sauce you have. Shaoxing rice wine can be replaced by sherry cooking wine.

    Step 3

    In a bowl, add chopped ginger, scallion, garlic with pork.

    Step 4

    Add the sauce ingredients.

    Step 5

    Mix in with corn starch and egg. They help binding the filling together.

    Step 6

    Add some cold water, mix in the same direction.

    Step 7

    Adding water makes the filling moist and fluffy. Pour in a little bit of water at a time, mix the filling in clockwise direction. Add more water, mix more.

    Step 8

    Now the filling is smooth. I added in about 1/3 cup of water total. Please note that if you are using shrimp/veggies instead of ground meat, don't add water.

    Step 9

    Set up wrapping station. You will need a small bowl of water and also a spoon.

    Step 10

    Place a wonton wrap in one hand.

    Step 11

    Scoop some filling, place in the center of the wrap. I used about 3/4 tbsp of filling.

    Step 12

    Form the filling into oval shape. This way the filling won't come out easily.

    Step 13

    Dip your finger into the water and wet the edge of the wrap (about 1/2 inch wide)

    Step 14

    Fold the wrap into a rectangular shape, like an envelope. Press firmly along the edges, make sure the filing won't come out.

    Step 15

    Fold the top of the wrap towards yourself, while folding the "pocket" down into a U shape. Put some water on the bottom right corner.

    Step 16

    Fold the bottom left corner on top of the bottom right corner. Press firmly. The dough should stick together because of the water.

    Step 17

    Done! :)

    Step 18

    If the filling comes out like this when you wrap the wonton, you don't need to tear down the wrap. Just use a small spoon to scoop some filling out and press the wrap together.

    Step 19

    Once you know how to make one wonton, you will get fast at wrapping them.

    Step 20

    Enjoy! Feel free to ask questions about making wontons. Please check out my guide for cooking wontons/dumplings.