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Shrimp & Pork Wonton 海老と豚肉のワンタン

Shrimp & Pork Wonton

My daughter has been sick since Monday after school.  So I decided to make these wontons for my family.

Wontons are served differently in various part of China. For example, in the Canton area, it’s famous for wontons to be served with noodle and enjoyed as a comfort food.  For those of you who love spicy food, Chinese restaurants often have spicy wonton in a red chili sauce on the menu.  Last but not least, deep fried wonton and wonton skins are favorites everywhere.  What’s your favorite way to enjoy wonton?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Shrimp and Pork Wonton II

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Shrimp & Pork Wonton
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Serves: 5
  • 22 shrimp, divined and finely chopped
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped (save some for garnish)
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers (46 wrappers)
  • Green onions chopped for garnish
  • White pepper for taste
  • 2 Tbsp. sake
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. white pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, pork, shiitake mushroom, and green onion. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for Seasonings and mix well.
  2. Add the Seasonings in the large bowl and mix well with hands. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan or pot, combine all the ingredients for the Soup and bring it to a boil. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. While making soup, start wrapping the filling with wonton wrappers (See How To Wrap A Wonton).
  5. After wrapping Wontons, re-heat the soup. Place 5-10 stuffed wontons in simmering soup (depending on how big your pot is – the key is not to overcrowd the pot). Cook 5 minutes, or until wontons are tender and translucent. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Continue the rest of wontons. When you are done with cooking, pour some soup and garnish with green onions.
  6. If you have leftover filling, make small flat balls and pan fry them, just like a mini burger. You can keep them in freezer for a snack/dinner on another occasion.
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Posted in: Autumn, One Dish Meals, Pork, Seafood, Soups & Stews, Winter

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  • Raymund August 10, 2011, 12:26 am

    Wow I love your wontons, you wrap them so neatly. Also whats your secret in getting them in tact coz when I start boiling mine some of the wrappers go off.

    BTW I accepted your challenge and here is the post http://angsarap.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/seven-links-challenge/

    • Nami August 10, 2011, 12:41 am

      I usually use Japanese brand wonton wrappers and they usually don’t break unless I put too much filling. Also, make sure to press the edge very well and try to cook in batches so they don’t stick each other.

      Now I have to check what you got! So exciting!!

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover August 10, 2011, 1:26 am

    Hmm, you did a good job Nami, your wonton look so delicious. Frankly speaking, i actually seldom make wonton at home since i can easily obtain from the outside stall here..

  • Maris (In Good Taste) August 10, 2011, 2:18 am

    I hope your daughter feels better very soon. These look amazing and your pictures are just fantastic!

  • Amelia August 10, 2011, 2:26 am

    Hope your daughter feels better now. You can give her room temperature 100 plus to bring down the fever beside the medication.
    Your wanton looks so delicious and so neatly wrap. You can add some chopped water chestnut to give some crunch.

  • Culinary Hill August 10, 2011, 2:56 am

    These look really great! I can’t wait to try them. I’ve made potstickers once before and they turned out okay, so I think these might work for me too! :)

  • Mr. Three-Cookies August 10, 2011, 3:06 am

    Looks really appetising. Wonton soup brings a specific memory for me. A friend once suggested that it is a great cure for hangovers. I tried it and the hangover did not go away, it was a pretty bad one, but the soup was delicious. I would love some wonton soup for lunch today, even though I don’t have a hangover:)

  • Emily @ Life on Food August 10, 2011, 3:41 am

    These look amazing. I love wontons at restaurants but never have tried them at home. I am sure these are so much better than the bought variety. I think its time for me to do some experimenting!

  • Lilly August 10, 2011, 3:51 am

    Wontons are really comfort food and so divers. Yours look sooo pretty. Funny how much our stuffing is alike.
    I hope your daughter is feeling much better. The best thing about being sick is to be pampered! These wontons should do the trick.

  • Sissi August 10, 2011, 4:00 am

    Nami, my favourite way to enjoy wonton is looking at your lovely photos!
    I love wontons and usually prepare them not in soups, but steamed and served with a salad or another raw vegetable side dish. I also never make the typical wonton shape. In short I make dumplings and not wontons ;-)
    I have never made shrimp and pork filling, although I often have it in restaurants. I must try your recipe soon! It looks like a perfect comforting dish. I am sure your daughter feels much better after a couple of these!

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day August 10, 2011, 4:35 am

    I hope your daughter is better today Nami! My favorite way to enjoy wontons is either in wonton soup or dumplings. There is a great place in Kansas City that serves wonderful dumplings, the seafood variety is my favorite. Your combo of pork and shrimp sounds so satisfying. I have wanted to make these for a while, can’t wait to try them!

  • Gertrude August 10, 2011, 4:48 am

    I hope your daughter is feeling much better. I too like something comforting and soupy when I am sick. I am sure your daughter love the soup. I like wonton with some my noodles.

  • Peachie August 10, 2011, 4:54 am

    I hope your daughter is feeling much better now. I can never get my wanton to look as pretty as yours and I think making it so neat and tidy as yours would required lot of loving attention. :)

  • Allie August 10, 2011, 5:56 am

    I’m so sorry your daughter has been sick :( I hope she will feel better soon!!! Your wonton’s look amazing!

  • PolaM August 10, 2011, 7:20 am

    Oh those wontons are fantastic! I love wontons with pork and shrimp and yours look just perfect!

  • Jessica August 10, 2011, 8:29 am

    Sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she feels better soon! I’m sure the naps and the delicious wontons will heal her in no time. These look like the perfect comfort food, and your wontons are wrapped so beautifully! I think my favorite way would have to be the hot spicy chili wontons. I can never seem to get enough of them!

  • Lindsey@Lindselicious August 10, 2011, 8:30 am

    Now I totally am craving won ton min- which totally makes me think of my grandma- that was her all time favorite!! I hope your daughter feels better soon- all her new friends are waiting for her to come back to preschool!!

  • Jenny August 10, 2011, 9:08 am

    Sick baby is the worst thing! Hope she is better soon. Won ton is a real favourite – takeaway, though! I think I may give this a go, it looks so good.

  • kat August 10, 2011, 9:13 am

    love won ton in soup and deep fried! hope your daughter feels better soon!

  • Jamie @ wokintime August 10, 2011, 10:13 am

    This is such comfort food! You’re such a good mommy!!

  • tigerfish August 10, 2011, 10:27 am

    Oh dear, hope your daughter recovers fast.

    My favorite way to enjoy Wontons is in soup broth! I can have as many as 20 and it makes a comforting satisfying meal. I usually like to have more veggies in the filling – makes it moist and juicy. Hmmm…maybe that is why I can eat 20 or more!!!!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles August 10, 2011, 10:38 am

    I’m saving this recipe to try! I love wonton soup so much. I haven’t made wontons in so long though. I really should because my husband loves them too and I think the kids would enjoy them. Yours look perfect :) Hope your daughter feels better soon!

  • Tina (PinayInTexas) August 10, 2011, 10:46 am

    Sorry about Shiori being sick. I hope she feels better soon. I’m sure mommy’s shrimp and pork wonton would be a big help! :)

  • Kelly August 10, 2011, 11:38 am

    Mmm these wontons look incredible!! I’ve always wanted to make them but haven’t tried yet, this looks like the perfect recipe :)

  • Vijitha August 10, 2011, 11:57 am

    I love wonton soup and that’s my favorite one to order at PF changs. Yours look as good as the restaurant one. Will try them sometime soon.

  • Kay Ecker August 10, 2011, 12:09 pm

    Nami, this looks so good! I make gyoza sometimes, but rarely wonton. I need to make it more often. I used to love eating eat as a kid as ramen/wonton combo :)

  • Mika August 10, 2011, 12:11 pm

    Oh no…. I hope Shi-chan is feeling a bit better by now… Well, you all should just take it easy ; )

    I love this stuff. Makes me feel somehow winter season, though… Funny…

  • Susan August 10, 2011, 12:34 pm

    Looks amazing Nami! I love wontons, I will be making this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  • rebecca August 10, 2011, 1:59 pm

    wow great soup hope your little one gets to feeling better :-)

  • Kocinera August 10, 2011, 2:14 pm

    I’m so sorry your daughter is sick! But still, it sounds like she got to enjoy some quiet, comforting, mommy-time, which always helps. Plus, looking forward to some yummy wontons like these would definitely make anybody feel better.

  • kankana August 10, 2011, 2:59 pm

    Awww you are such a sweet mommy! Even at this age when i feel sick, i wish my mom is with me , no medicine can give you that comfort :)
    As for that wonton… i am drooling! you know my love for these and my love for any kinda dumplings. gorgeous clicks.

  • Juliana August 10, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Nami, your wontons look fabulous…I am so lazy to make them, I but them frozen when I crave for it…shame on me.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)

  • Jackie | Sweet and Salty SF August 10, 2011, 3:38 pm

    Yumm, this is definitely one of my comfort foods when feeling under the weather!

  • Tiffany August 10, 2011, 3:41 pm

    The soup looks amazing! And I hope your daughter feels better soon! How crappy to be sick in the summer!

  • torviewtoronto August 10, 2011, 3:52 pm

    we enjoy wonton soup but with different meat :)

  • Liz August 10, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Oh, I love wonton soup…and I just know your version is amazing, Nami! I like them in soup and deep fried…just give me some yummy wontons! Hope your sweet daughter is on the mend soon~

  • Claire August 10, 2011, 4:11 pm

    looks like such comfort food! it’s been raining a lot lately and this would be perfect for my dinner tonight haha hope your daughter is feeling better!

  • Mikaela Cowles August 10, 2011, 5:57 pm

    I am so sorry your baby girl is sick! Whenever i am sick, I always want my mommy too! Unfortunately, I think I’m a little big for her to cuddle with for an entire nap. This soup looks like just the thing to give her a burst of energy.

  • Jess @ littlegirlbigappetite August 10, 2011, 6:46 pm

    These look great! :) I like my wontons fried lol

    Hope your daughter is feeling much better!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 10, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Poor girl! I hope she feels better soon. I hate have sick kids, it is the worst! These wontons sound amazing! My husband would LOVE these!

  • elle marie Yamamoto August 10, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Hey Nami, my apologies for not coming by lately, I’ve been so busy with house guests, remodeling, getting ready to head on on vacation again… excuses, I know, but I just wanted to drop by and say hello.

  • Lisa H. August 10, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Wishing your daughter speedy recovery… my 14 yr old daughter..still clingy when she’s not well..:D
    I love my wonton deepfried actually… love the crispy and crunchiness of the skin.
    Nice photos … as always :D

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking August 10, 2011, 8:21 pm

    What an incredible dish Nami. I love wonton, and shrimp- pork is wonderful combination! Awesome pictures as always! By the way I hope your little girl feels better soon, give her big hug for me!:)

  • sheri August 10, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Yummy, I love wontons!! Your bowl of soup looks SO delicious… I really wish I had it here in front of me right now! My favorite is Szechuan style with spicy chili oil. My mouth is watering already.
    I hope your girl is feeling better soon! It’s good that she gets so much comfort from you, and you get a chance to spend some time with her (even napping!)

  • Reem August 10, 2011, 11:24 pm

    I hope your little princess feel better soon. I’m sure these wontons will cheer her up :-). They look so so good Nami, Thanks for this recipe. Pamper your doll and take care.

  • AikoVenus August 10, 2011, 11:46 pm

    Hope that she feels better. :) And for my wontons I make seitan-crab (I’m vegan) and mix it with super-spicy chilis. Normally I put it in a soup to be lower fat – but ocassionally I will pan fry or bake.

  • Elies_Lie August 11, 2011, 12:46 am

    I always loves dumpling, all kind of it!
    This wonton I guess is a variety of dumpling – chinese dumpling? :)
    I often made gyoza – japanese dumpling & mandu – korean dumpling
    This wonton I see use 2 of my fav ingredients – shrimp & ****ake mushroom
    Tq for sharing the recipe Nami, I’ll make it when my frozen mandu is run out
    best wishes & get well soon for ur little princess dear :)
    My little son is sick also, he is 3,5yr – he got typhoid , so yes – I having a “long nap” also for the past 2 days :D
    Thx again! ;)

  • anncoo August 11, 2011, 12:57 am

    Your wanton soup looks very delicious. Thanks for reminding, I think I got to make this soon.
    Hope your daughter is much better now :)

  • Giulietta @ Alterkitchen August 11, 2011, 1:15 am

    Ohhhh, poor baby! I hope she’ll feel all right soon!
    And this wonton look wonderful! :)

  • chinmayie @ love food eat August 11, 2011, 3:22 am

    Oh! I hope your daughter gets better soon! I know how hard it is when little kids fall ill :(
    I am sure your beautiful wontons will help her get well soon!
    I love wontons in hot soups :) Not a great fan of fried ones!

  • Carolyn August 11, 2011, 5:05 am

    Hope your little girl is on the mend. These certainly look like they would tempt her to eat. they tempt ME to eat!

  • Shaz (feedingmykidsbetter) August 11, 2011, 5:08 am

    Looks really yummy like all your dishes :)

  • chopinandmysaucepan August 11, 2011, 6:56 am

    I love these wontons and your recipe is almost identical to mine too! Great comfort food, especially for kids who are sick. Easy to eat and lovely soup to go with it too.

  • Laz August 11, 2011, 10:11 am

    Perfect dish. Love the flavors and the execution was flawless.

    Hope your daughter gets well soon.

    Be well

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy August 11, 2011, 11:19 am

    Aww…I hope your girl feels better soon..hugs to her.
    Love this shrimp wontons- I order them without fail at P F Changs..and I think you know my shrimp love.Such healthy & delicious recipes are comfort food for me.Thanks for sharing your version.

  • Kate@Diethood August 11, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Nami, I hope your little one is doing better!! Sending her get-well wishes!

    These wontons look seriously good. I looooove the flavors!

  • Kelly August 11, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about your daughter – happily she has a doting mother who can cook her pants off! So happy to see this recipe for wonton soup – one of my favourites and you do it up so well. Beautiful Nami.

  • Caroline August 11, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed, Nami. These wontons look amazing!! Sorry to hear about your daughter, I really hope she feels better soon!

  • Barefeet In The Kitchen August 11, 2011, 1:20 pm

    This looks wonderful!! I am inspired to try my own hand at wrapping wontons. Yours look absolutely perfect. I’m impressed.

  • Peggy August 11, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Aww – I hope your little one gets better soon Nami! With a bowl of these wontons, I bet she’ll be back to normal in no time =)

  • Happy When Not Hungry August 11, 2011, 6:30 pm

    These wontons look delicious!!! I love the shrimp and pork combo too. What a great recipe Nami!

  • Kita August 11, 2011, 7:46 pm

    Handsome won’t eat shrimp if he knows they are in something. The idea just freaks him out a bit. But I love wontons with a great shrimp pork mix. This reminds me I need to make some again.

  • Let's Eat Some Good Food August 11, 2011, 9:14 pm

    This is one of my favorite noodle when going in chinese restaurants.. I think this will serve me well doing it at home. Two thumbs!

  • Dee at Deelicious Sweets August 11, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Awww, poor baby! I hope she’s feeling better very soon! Great recipe. I like to fill my wonton skins with chocolate and banana’s and fry them up! You have made a lot of changes to your blog. I like it!

  • elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds August 11, 2011, 9:59 pm

    So sorry about your little daughter being sick…hope she’s feeling better by the end of the week…no fun being sick, but I’m sure your wonderful yummy wontons will make her feel better.
    Congratulations on the top 9, Nami! Well deserved:D
    I buzzed you!

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    lovely recipe…do visit the ongoing event and send us some beautiful recipes of yours :)
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  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book August 12, 2011, 3:57 am

    Nami, I am sorry to hear that your little one is sick but I am sure after these wonderful wontons she will be feeling much better.
    Maybe you should fit in just one more afternoon nap – just for good measure. ;-)
    Have a happy weekend.
    :-) Mandy

  • kitchenarian August 12, 2011, 5:37 am

    These look so delicious. Congratulations on Top 9!

  • maureen August 12, 2011, 5:48 am

    comfort dish. the ready made ones in supermarket are so readily available that i’m lazy to make my own dumplings.

  • OnSugarMountain August 12, 2011, 9:05 am

    I LOVE wonton soup – I will definitely be bookmarking this one!

  • Priscilla-ShesCookin August 12, 2011, 9:26 am

    These plump wontons would get me interested in eating any time :) Hope your little girl is feeling better. My favorite way to eat wontons are steamed and in soup just like this! Congrats on the Top 9 and have a wonderful weekend, Nami!

  • wok with ray August 12, 2011, 9:50 am

    We would do everything to make sure our children feel better when they’re sick. That is being a good parent, Nami. This wonton soup looks very soothing and delicious. Hope your daughter is feeling better. :)

    ~ ray ~

  • Firefly August 12, 2011, 11:02 am

    Beautiful recipe and pictures :) Congrats on the Top 9!!! Hope your little one is feeling better :D

  • clarie August 12, 2011, 12:07 pm

    I’ve never made my own dumpling, but this looks fairly easy! YUM!

  • Adele Forbes August 12, 2011, 2:58 pm

    this is starving me to death….thank you so very much for sharing, I am going to def try this when my cooking season is over…

  • Lori Lynn August 12, 2011, 4:31 pm

    Hi Nami –
    Now, don’t those look scrumptious?
    Congrats on T-9!

  • Sandra August 12, 2011, 5:35 pm

    I hope your little one is feeling better. Blogs and dust bunnies can wait when your babies are sick. And, this picture perfect recipe looks great in the Top 9!

  • Courtney August 14, 2011, 8:33 am

    Sorry your little one wasn’t feeling well.. Glad I found your site, can’t wait to try all your recipes!!

  • A Little Yumminess August 14, 2011, 1:10 pm

    It is the worst when little ones are sick :(. This is a good dish for recovering kids (and adults)

  • raquel @ Erecipe August 17, 2011, 9:30 pm

    hi nami…I often visit your blogs and I like the recipe you present…and this recipe I tried it 2x but in my own version…I like the way you wrap the wonton……In my own version I am always failed I have no style in wrapping… just wrap it and dab some water to close lol no style…I will try this and this time I will no longer disappointed =)

  • Dolly August 19, 2011, 12:40 am

    GOD THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS… i wouldnt mind some now… mhh its cold and rainy outside ><

  • Beth Michelle August 20, 2011, 8:27 am

    Your wontons look AMAZING! Im so glad to have this post. After all the dumplings we ate in China we are going through withdrawal!! Cant wait to try these

  • Suz September 9, 2011, 12:38 am

    Your wantoon looks great!
    Just a Q… Normally i will pre prepared the meat in the fridge for other day usage. Can i place the shrimp, green onion and mushroom in the meat? or shd it be prepared and cooked immediately?

    • Nami September 9, 2011, 12:54 am

      Hi Suz! You can keep over night, but I wouldn’t leave it for too long. The ingredients get too salty from marinade. I usually try to cook when the ingredients are still fresh. I’m not sure how long you are talking about, but I would freeze the meat until you are ready to use if it’s more than 2 days. So the meat will be fresh when defrosted. Hope this helps. :-)

  • AnnaEA April 24, 2013, 11:53 am

    I learned to make wontons working at a chinese restaurant when I was in my teens. My favorite filling for them is coarsely ground pork seasoned with plenty of ginger and some oyster sauce. We used to seal them with a little cornstarch and water paste along the edge and pressing firmly. Mrs. Lee also taught me that you have to let them dry out a little bit — if the seam is still really wet when you go to boil or fry them, the water in the seam lets it open up.

    • Nami April 24, 2013, 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback and helpful advice, Anna! :)

  • Tiffany | baking at tiffany's April 24, 2013, 4:08 pm

    This looks so good. I always love a bowl of wonton soup–even when I’m not sick.

  • Jennifer September 3, 2013, 4:54 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that this soup was/is delicious. Really good.

    • Nami September 6, 2013, 9:28 am

      Thank you so much for your feedback Jennifer! So happy to hear you enjoyed this dish. :)

  • a starving student December 16, 2013, 10:59 am

    these look so good. I think I will make these for my family some time in the future

    • Nami December 16, 2013, 12:21 pm

      Hope you and your family enjoys this recipe! :)

  • Ali April 19, 2014, 7:22 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight, and Oh. My. Gosh.! The broth for the soup, alone, tasted wonderful! So good! My new comfort food!

    • Nami April 20, 2014, 10:46 pm

      Hi Ali! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish. Thank you so much for writing your feedback. I really appreciate it! :) xo

  • Judy Peters February 27, 2015, 6:11 pm

    My favorite wonton are in war wonton soup with shrimp and pork filling…Can’t wait to try yours.

    • Nami February 27, 2015, 6:44 pm

      Hope you enjoy! :)