Deep Fried Pork Wonton

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Whenever I think of Wonton, I think of Shillong. A place where I spent my childhood, a place I miss the most! I was born in Shillong, a tiny little hill station in North East of India. We didn’t had any big shopping malls, disc or pubs, not many fancy restaurants or even any airport, but we had mild summers, chilly cold winters and monsoon for almost 5 months. Shillong is just 35 miles away from Cherrapunji, which is the world’s wettest place. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland and therefore, Shillong is also known as Scotland of the East!

As a kid, we used to eat a lot of momos (type of dumplings native to Himalayas of Tibet), noodles and Wonton Soup. I remember this restaurant where we friends used to visit more than often and spend a lot of time doing all the yap yap 🙂 . The restaurant used to serve amazing chinese food and my favorite was the wonton soup. It was just perfect for those cold winters. The portions used to be really HUGE for one person and yet, I could finish it till the last drop. As far as I can remember, they used to serve about 10 to 12 wontons in a single bowl with lot of vegetables and some bean sprouts! Nothing too fancy about it and yet, there was something in that soup that could always make me smile in every sip and every bite.

After I left Shillong, I tried wonton soup in several restaurants, several places and you guys can easily guess what am going to say next.. It was nothing compared to what I used to eat in Shillong. It’s been quite sometime since I last visited Shillong and I have no clue if the restaurant is still running or not.. but I do hope it does.. and I do hope that someday, I can eat that Wonton soup once again and share the experience with you guys 🙂

Today, I am not sharing my version of wonton soup, but I am sharing my version of Wonton Fried. Yes, that is also one of my favorite, however I never had those in Shillong. I think fist time I had those were in Bangalore from a Chinese takeout near my house.Yesterday, I was feeling too lazy to make the wonton wrappers and so, I bought them from a Chinese shop.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 lb ground meat (I used pork)
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil

Directions :

In a bowl, add all the ingredients (meat, cabbage, onion, garlic, ginger, soya sauce, 1 egg) with salt and pepper and mix them properly.

Heat 1 tbs oil and mix it with the ingredients in the bowl. Let it marinate for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat 1 egg to make some egg wash. You will need this to seal the wraps

Take one wrapper, place little stuffing in the center, and run a little egg wash on the side.

Fold the wrapper in half , make sure there if no air inside.

Now, take the ends of the semi circle and join them tight. It will almost look like tortellini pasta.

You can make these in advance and keep it in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, you can deep fry them. Make sure you deep fry them in medium heat.

Serve them with the Tangy Minty Dip or any spicy dip of your choice.

Sharing this deep fried delight with Seaside Simplicity, with Hearth and Soul Hop by Alex, Dr Laura’s Tasty Tuesday, Delectable Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday

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k says:

Oh how I want to eat one of these! My my!! ♥- Katrina

Karishma says:

I love momos and wontons, tried making momos at home once, but not wontons. Thanks for this recipe. Hoping you’ll give the wonton wrapper recipe next time…and waiting for the soup recipe too, which i sure hope you’ll find, as your description was mouthwatering! Nice to read about your life in shillong. Heard a lot about its beauty but never been there..

Mary says:

I was hopelessly trapped when I read “fried” and “pork” :-). These really sound delicious. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

Wow! These look fantastic! I think I could use one, or ten 🙂 right about now.

This looks really good! Thanks for posting the recipe!

Manu says:

I didn’t know you had spent your childhood years in Shillong… it must be an amazing place! Thanks for sharing your memories with us Kankana! 🙂 And off course, thanks for the yummy fried wontons recipe too! 🙂

tigerfish says:

They look perfectly fried. As golden as gold ingots….

Oh, these look so good! I can’t wait to try making them, I’ve already looked for a recipe for wonton wrappers (can’t seem to ever find them in the stores).

Tandy says:

wonton wrappers are on my list of things to try!

Priya says:

Those wontons are irresistible, looks prefect like the fried wontons we get from the restaurants..

Yum, yum! I’ve never had them fried and now I’m getting hungry. It’s seven in the morning and I’m starting to crave dinner food…this could be a long day.

Krithi says:

It was nice reading about your childhood days.. (I am not a pork eater but) I love your wontons and your clicks!!

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Great appetizer and looks fantastic!

sonia says:

Wonderful wontons… ! Loved this post as well as of rotelle pasta, wud give it a shot soon.

aipi says:

Thats a pro looking wonton..great clicks!

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aipi says:

Hey..one question – how do I add myself to the list of followers on your site..I do not see a link anywhere..

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Soma says:

I adore momos. and miss them so much here. We would satisfy ourselves when we went to darjeeling and then there are so many places in Kolkata serving them. This is one way to make up for the desire. Lovely.

Nishi says:

Hi Kankana,

Thanks for visiting my space and for all those lovely words. You have a yummy blog as well. I loved the clicks and the write ups I am definitely following you 🙂

eizel says:

you’ve shaped these so beautifully!

Hi Kankana, I just thought I should warn you- my housemate (she’s from Hong Kong) says that all that folding of wontons, well, that can make babies happen! Honestly, watch the folds! 😉

Oh, these sound absolutely amazing! They are beautiful, too 😀

Delishhh says:

Oh my these shound amazing. Are there only one kind of Wanton wrappers?

briarrose says:

Excellent job on these…they look just perfect.

Such lovely memories to go with a delicious food.

Yummy!! Thanks for linking these little beauties up at the Mardi Gras party!

Hi Kankana! What lovely memories you have of your childhood village! It is so interesting that the food and cultures of your mountainous homeland all seem to meld together. Similar in fact to the way Swiss foods and languages do in the Alps. I too love fried dumplings and wontons and your version looks very good. I also don’t mind using ready made wrappers once in a while! Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! all the best, Alex

Trisha says:

The wantons looks delicious … i think i’m going to try it soon!!! You have a lovely blog, I can’t wait to see more …I’m your newest follower!
Do stop by my blog at http://myhobbielobbie.blogspot.com

Christy says:

Oh, this just sounds heavenly – I loved learning about your childhood and the memories this dish evokes. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Everytime I visit this bog, I want to cook and eat every recipe!