Recipe Wantan Mee

Wantan Mee, a popular Cantonese dish, combines springy noodles, savoury wantan dumplings, and a flavorful sauce. It originates from Southern China and has become a beloved dish across Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia and Singapore. Here’s how you can make this delicious dish at home.

Ingredients:

  • 250g wanton noodles (fresh or dried)
  • 150g wanton wrappers
  • 200g minced pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Wantan Dumplings:

    • In a bowl, mix minced pork, minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, and salt.
    • Place a small amount of filling onto each wanton wrapper.
    • Moisten the edges with water, fold in half to form a triangle, and press to seal.
    • Repeat until all the filling is used.
  2. Cook the Wantan Dumplings:

    • Bring a pot of water to boil.
    • Drop the wanton dumplings into the boiling water and cook until they float, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Cook the Noodles:

    • Cook wantan noodles according to package instructions (usually blanching in boiling water for 1-2 minutes for fresh noodles, or boiling for 5-6 minutes for dried noodles).
    • Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  4. Prepare the Sauce:

    • In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, white pepper, and chicken broth or water.
    • Heat over low heat until warmed through.
  5. Assemble the Wantan Mee:

    • Place cooked noodles in serving bowls.
    • Top with wantan dumplings.
    • Pour the sauce over the noodles and dumplings.
    • Garnish with chopped spring onions.

Tips:

  • For extra flavour, add a dash of chilli oil or sriracha sauce to the noodles.
  • If you can’t find wanton noodles, substitute them with egg noodles or spaghetti.
  • Make a large batch of wantan dumplings and freeze them for future use.

Variations:

  • Wantan mee can be served dry or with soup. For a soup version, serve the noodles and dumplings in a flavorful broth.
  • Customize your wantan dumplings by adding shrimp or finely chopped vegetables to the filling.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 350 calories (may vary based on serving size and ingredients used).
  • Wantan mee is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and essential nutrients. However, the calorie content may increase if additional oil or fatty ingredients are used.

Conclusion:

Wantan Mee is a classic dish perfectly balanced with flavours and textures. Whether enjoyed as a comforting meal on its own or as part of a more extensive spread, its versatility makes it a favourite among noodle lovers everywhere. With this simple recipe, you can recreate the authentic taste of Wantan Mee in your kitchen, bringing a taste of Asia to your dining table.

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