How To Wrap Your Own Wonton


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Did you know that wonton wrapping is fun, easy, healthy, delicious and kids friendly way of preparing lunch? Here is a beginner's guide.

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How To Wrap Your Own Wonton

  1. 1. The Recipe. Ingredients Marinade for filling: • 1 lb wonton wrappings, • 1/2 tsp salt preferably white one • 1 tsp sesame oil (shanghai style) • 1 Tbsp corn starch • 12 oz chopped bok choy • 1 egg: egg white only • 12 oz pork belly, minced If wrappings are not used immediately… • Store wrappings in fridge with a damp cloth to maintain moisture and freshness. • Don’t put in freezer, because the wrappings will become too sticky and unusable after the defrost.
  2. 2. 1. Prepare The Meat. Marinate minced pork and set aside.
  3. 3. 2. Prepare The Vegetable. • Briefly boil bok choy in water to soften. • Drain and squeeze out excess water. • Soak bok choy in cold water to keep crunchiness. • Chop finely. • Squeeze out excess water again -- wrapping will be damaged if the filling is too heavy and watery. • Save up this excess veggie water for later use.
  4. 4. 3. Get Ready! Throw in the minced pork for a good merry-go-round.
  5. 5. 4. The Wrapping – Step 1 First, place the wrapping on a big plate: powdered side facing down. Scoop up a spoonful of fillings and place in the center. Don't be greedy -- the wrapping can't handle too much filling!
  6. 6. 5. The Wrapping – Step 2 Fold the wrapping diagonally to form a triangle as shown. Using your fingers, very gently stroke from the center outward, towards the edge of the triangle to remove trapped air and to seal in the fillings.
  7. 7. 6. The Wrapping – The Tricky Part • Fold the lump of filling half way up. • Bend the two sides (the quot;wingsquot;) of the triangle towards you and press the wings together to seal. • If the wrapping is not sticky enough, a dab of water with your fingers on the sealing point will do the trick.
  8. 8. 7. The Wrapping – Done! It will form this lovely shape if done correctly. Enjoy wrapping the rest of the wontons. You should be able to make around 40 pieces of wonton, generally enough for 2 adults + 2 kids.
  9. 9. 8. The Boiling Bring a pot of water to boil and dump in the wontons. The wontons are basically cooked when they float. To make sure they are well cooked, the traditional way is to pour in a cup of water at room temperature to cool down the water, and bring it to boil again.
  10. 10. More Tips? • How to make the soup base? • What is the use of the excess veggie water? • Want to learn from my mistakes? Please visit: The Chinese Kitchen