Recipe: Dry Wanton Mee/Noodles (干捞云吞面)

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

Garlic oil:

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (Alternatively, use diced pork lard/fat)

3 tablespoons cooking oil


Preparation for Wanton:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the wanton (except wrappers) and mix well.
  2. Let the pork and prawns marinade for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. To make the wanton you may refer to how I made mine here:
  4. Set the wrapped wanton aside.

Preparation of Char Siew:

  1. Prepare the Char Siew with my recipe or get some store-bought cooked Char Siew.
  2. Slice it lengthwise and set aside.

Preparation of the sauce:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauces together in individual bowls and set aside.

Preparation of garlic oil:

  1. Heat up the oil.
  2. Add the chopped garlic.
  3. Fry till almost golden brown.
  4. Dish up together with the oil and set aside.

Preparation for cooking the wanton noodles:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Blanched the vegetables till cooked and set aside.
  3. Add the raw wanton into the boiling water till cooked.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. Use a wire strainer and add in the loosen strands of noodle into the hot boiling water till al-dente.
  6. 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.
  7. Transfer the noodles into the prepared serving bowl/plate toss them in the sauce.
  8. Top the noodles with the wanton, char siew, vegetables, and garlic oil.
  9. Place some pickled green chilli or Sambal chilli at the side and serve immediately.

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Hi! My name is Josephine Go. I blog at in a segment called Mummy’s Kitchen. I love to use fresh and natural ingredients in my cooking to promote healthy eating. Some of my recipes may not be in line with the traditional methods of cooking to the extent that some of the ingredients are different, but hopefully new recipes are being created in my style. I certainly hope that what I do will help guide kitchen first-timers on how to cook their first meal as well as further equip kitchen veterans with new recipes. My loving husband and two wonderful children are my best guinea pigs and critics. They have enjoyed (or endured) the food that has been served to them for all these years. Mind you, I did not know how to cook or ever knew that I could cook till I got married. So there is hope for everyone. If I can cook, you can cook. You will not know how good or talented you are until you put your hand in the plough.

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