Lunar New Year Wonton Recipe

You will need

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Bunch of chopped chives
  • A handful of coriander
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms that have been soaked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 20 wonton pastries
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 350 grams of pork mince/tofu

Step One

For your wonton recipe, buy pre-made thin sheets of wonton pastry from your local supermarket, Asian supermarket or you can source them online. 

Make sure you dust the pastry and the kitchen surface with flour.

Step Two

Ask a grown-up to help you cut up the garlic, chives, coriander and shiitake mushrooms. 

Add the garlic, chives, coriander, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and mince to a large mixing bowl. If you're veggie you can replace the pork with tofu.

Mix all of the ingredients together in the bowl.

Don't be afraid to put your hands in the filling and mix all the ingredients together!

These are all the possible ingredients you can use to make your own wonton filling. Take a trip to the local Chinese supermarket and see what amazing ingredients you can find!

Step Three

Place a teaspoon of filling into the centre of a pastry, and wet the sides with a little bit of water using your finger.

Step Four

Fold the bottom corner of the pastry to the top corner, and press the pastry down to seal all sides. 

Step Five

Hold the base of the wonton with your thumbs, and pull the corners of the triangle towards each other. It should look like a Batman shape!

Step Six

Overlap the ends of the wonton and press together to form a trough shape. And there you'll have your wonton!

Have fun making your wontons and set them to the side.

Step 7

For this next part, ask a grown-up to help you cook your wontons.

Set up a wok with a steamer stand and fill with boiling water. Put the wonton bowl into the wok, cover with a lid and steam for 6-8 minutes until the wontons have shrivelled and have cooked through. Remove the wok and serve!

Step 8

Enjoy!

Happy Lunar New Year!

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