Saturday, July 09, 2005

Wantan Soup

Wantan soup is a accompaniment for a dish of egg noodle which has plain sauce of black and light soya(in cantonese - kon loh). This plain sauce is most common among the hawkers in malaysia. The fillings for the wantan too can be any meat or just prawns alone.

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40–45 pieces wantan wrappers
1/2 lb of Choy Sum
1 liter of Chicken/Vegetable Stock

Filling (A):

100g shelled prawns, minced
200g shoulder pork, minced
50g water chestnuts, chopped finely
1 tbsp finely chopped carrot
1 tbsp chopped spring onion


1 1 /2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
Pinch of pepper
1/2 tsp Dried toasted sole powder
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp corn flour
1 egg yolk


Mix the filling ingredients with the seasonings and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Place one teaspoon of the filling in the centre of each wantan wrapper.
Fold into small pouches.
Put in wantan in batches to cook. Remove when done.
Bring the stock to boil, add in choy sum and then the cooked wantans.
Add a dash of sesame oil and chopped spring onions/cilantro to soup before serving.


The wantans can be deepfried but the way to fold is different for better presentation.



Anonymous said...

What is dried sole powder? What is it known by in regular grocery stores?

Unknown said...


dried sole powder is sold in malaysia but it is easily prepared. Toast the dried sole until very crispy and then grind to powder. that's it.

Anonymous said...

auntie Lily,

Could I make the wrappers myself too? The ones we get here in the states always seem too thick...

Unknown said...


how are you?

you could make your own wantan wrappers but you need a pasta maker. that makes the rolling less tedious. try taking 2 pieces of store bought wrappers, sprinkle some cornstarch on the table and wrapper and roll them thinner(use a bottle for a rolling pin) if you still don't like them, the recipe is posted as wantan wrappers

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Lily!
I heard about your wonderful blog from my sis as she's a fan of your recipes. I'm attempting to make wanton noodles as I bought some dried wanton noodles from HK and would like to make some. Would you have any idea how to recreate HK-styled wanton Noodles (they call it Lau Mian in HK)? Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,

I used to live in Malaysia and have been missing authentic Malaysian food for such a long time. I am so glad I have found your recipes and I can't wait to try all of my favourite dishes. Thank you!

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