Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sichuan Red Oil Wonton (红油抄手)

Wonton or dumpling is a popular snack throughout China and many Chinese speaking community in any countries like Asia,Europe or US and A.In Sichuan, wonton is known as "copying hands" or "chao shou" (抄手) since the wonton skins are folded in the manner of crossed arms or hands. These are often served in a sesame paste and chili oil sauce as a dish called "red oil wonton".Many Chinese-American restaurant across America served red oil wonton (红油抄手) in their menu. Mostly red oil wonton wrapped with minced pork,shrimp ,soy sauce and some minced vegetable but I altered mine to use chicken meat with shrimp.Instead of using chili oil which you can get it any where in any Asian market ,I used sambal tumis !! Love the flavor and fragrant of this spices!


300-400 gm minced chicken

10 clean and deviened medium shrimp , cut small

1 tbsp white pepper

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 egg

1 stalk scallion ,washed and cut small

1 tbsp cornstarch

15 or more sheets thin(Cantonese) wanton wrapper(any shape)

Dressing or Dipping Sauce:

2-3 tbsp chili oil or sambal tumis
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp roasted sesame seed
some cut scallion


1:Prepare a medium stock pot with 1/2 water at medium heat.Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl except wonton skin, mix well. Lay one wonton skin in front of you. Cover the remaining won on skins with a damp paper towel to keep them from drying out.
2:Moisten all the edges of the won ton wrapper with water. Place the teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper and twist to seal. The final result should resemble a money bag or drawstring purse.(this method is easy but need to boil immediately to prevent the skin from reopen again)
3:When water in stock pot is rolling boil,toss in wrapped wonton cook for 5 minutes until all wonton floated on the surface.Do not over crowded the pot,let wonton move freely when cooking.Use a spider sieve or slotted spoon to remove the cooked wonton into a clean bowl.4:Prepare a medium bowl with sesame oil,sambal tumis or chili oil and soy sauce,mix well with a tablespoon.Scoop cooked wonton into the chili oil mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallion.
5:Serve warm as snack or appetizer.


Sunshine said...

All your food is making me hungry!!!I really wish that I stay close to you so I can always eat all the yummy!!!!

ann low said...

This is really a mouth watering dish! Have not made this for quite sometime, thanks for reminding.

My Asian Kitchen said...

thank you☺ when are you moving to NY or my neighborhood ♫♫♫

Thank you☺

Sunshine said...

I wish I can move there but living is so expensive there lahh!!how to afford lahh...u guys move down here??:)

pigpigscorner said...

I love ordering this at restaurants. I can imagine how yummy it would be with sambal instead!

mycookinghut said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I love chili oil with wonton... yum..

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