Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Prawn Dumpling Soup

When I'm feeling lazy (to cook), I'll do some simple dish that are actually 2 dishes in want. Just like this. *stick up tongue* And it's easy too.


  • 4 Dried Chinese Mushrooms, soaked to soften and minced
  • 60g Minced Prawns
  • 100g Minced Pork
  • 4 Water Chestnuts, skinned and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • Wanton Skin (but I use Shanghai Shuijiao Skin here)
  • Broth, I used home-made Chicken Broth
How to do it:
  1. Mix all ingredients, except wanton skin and broth, together.
  2. Take a wanton skin, place some mixed meat on one side and fold the other over.
  3. Dab some water between the skin to seal it.
  4. You can also add an additional prawn and pleat the skin if you like.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Boil a pot of water, add a tablespoon of oil.
  7. Blanch your wanton till the skin become translucent. This helps remove the extra starch on the wanton skin.
  8. Remove.
  9. Bring your broth to a boil, add your wantons.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Serve.
  • I use Shanghai ShuiJiao Skin (上海水饺皮) so blanching is not necessary.
  • Adding oil to the pot of water will help prevent the wantons from sticking together.


  1. Wow... it does look really good... I want to sink my teeth into one!

  2. wow u must be a really good cook. lucky hubby. :) ur prawn wanton looks good ... i wanna try i wanna try .. :)

  3. Kay,
    Try it then. Hope you like it. ;)

    Thanks for the compliments. I'll remind my hubby he is lucky. ;) :p
    Do try this!

  4. can i pan fry it? will it taste good too?

  5. @Mabel, Deep fry would be better unless you reduce the filling and flatten it a little. If you like pan-frying, try this instead =>

  6. Hi wokking mum, I tried it and also pan fried the dumplings & they tasted very good! Thanks for sharing! By the way can we do more and freeze them?