What do you do when you are left with some minced pork which is too little to cook a dish? I decided to make some wanton (dumplings) and cook some noodles to go with them. Voila! Wanton Mee!!
This is a popular noodle dish in Asia. One version of this dish is served in a hot broth garnished with leafy vegetables, and wonton dumplings. Another version is a dry version mixed into a dark sauce. Today, I am introducing the dry version and I am unsure of whether this is a Singaporean or Malaysian style but regardless, it is simply delicious!! Yum yum!!
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Serves 4 persons
4 coils of dry wanton noodles
Some char siew (Store bought or homemade)
8 stalks of green vegetables, washed, drained, and cut into half
Wonton filling ingredients:
A packet of wanton wrappers
100g of ground pork
100g of prawns, deveined and chopped into small pieces
Some chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon Chinese wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
Sauce (per serving)
1 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon dark soy sauce
½ tablespoon sesame oil
Some chopped spring onions
Some chopped cilantro
Some homemade pickled green chilli or sambal chilli
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (Alternatively, use diced pork lard/fat)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
Preparation for Wanton:
- Combine all the ingredients for the wanton (except wrappers) and mix well.
- Let the pork and prawns marinade for 10 to 15 minutes.
- To make the wanton you may refer to how I made mine here: https://beyondnorm.com/2016/07/31/teochew-keow-recipe/
- Set the wrapped wanton aside.
Preparation of Char Siew:
- Prepare the Char Siew with my recipe or get some store-bought cooked Char Siew.
- Slice it lengthwise and set aside.
Preparation of the sauce:
- Mix all the ingredients for the sauces together in individual bowls and set aside.
Preparation of garlic oil:
- Heat up the oil.
- Add the chopped garlic.
- Fry till almost golden brown.
- Dish up together with the oil and set aside.
Preparation for cooking the wanton noodles:
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Blanched the vegetables till cooked and set aside.
- Add the raw wanton into the boiling water till cooked.
- Drain and set aside.
- Use a wire strainer and add in the loosen strands of noodle into the hot boiling water till al-dente.
- Then run it under cold running tap water for 5 seconds and dip the noodles in the boiling water again just to warm it up.
- Transfer the noodles into the prepared serving bowl/plate toss them in the sauce.
- Top the noodles with the wanton, char siew, vegetables, and garlic oil.
- Place some pickled green chilli or Sambal chilli at the side and serve immediately.