Steamed Wonton Recipe

1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives, preferably Chinese chives
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and drained
  • 1 head of Chinese leaf, 2 leaves only
  • 150g of tiger prawns, peeled and deveined if using
  • 1 tbsp of light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 20 wonton skins

Chilli broth

  • 200ml of chicken stock
  • 1/2 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli sauce, preferably chilli oil


Finely chop the garlic, spring onion, coriander, Chinese chives, soaked shiitake mushrooms and Chinese leaves and place in a mixing bowl
Finely dice the prawns (if using) and add to the mixing bowl along with the soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Mix everything together
To make the wontons, place 1 teaspoon of filling in the centre of each pastry. Using the tip of your finger, wet all sides of the pastry with cold water
Fold the bottom corner over the filling to the top corner and press the pastry down to seal all sides (to form a triangle)
Holding the base of the filling with your thumbs, pull the 2 corners of the triangle towards each other
Overlap the ends and press together to form a 'gold ingot/trough' shape. Set aside and fold the rest of the wontons the same way
Place all the wontons in a large, deep bowl. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a saucepan, then stir in the oyster sauce and chilli oil. Pour the broth ingredients over the wontons
Set the wok up with a steamer stand and fill with boiling water to a third of the way up the sides
Put the wonton bowl into the wok, cover with a lid and steam for 6–8 minutes, until the wontons have shriveled slightly and are cooked through
Remove from the wok and serve garnished with a little chopped coriander