Wonton in Chili Oil

Wonton in Sichuan chili oil

Spicy wonton is a super delicious comfort dish!

In the video, we will show you several ways to make wontons. It won’t require complicated skills or ingredients. If you never make wonton at home, then give it a try! The results always turn out so great and much better than the take-out.

Check out our wonton recipe on YouTube!

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Wonton in Chili Oil

This recipe is for making 100 wontons! Although 2 hours of preparing time seem long, once you prepared it, it is so easy to store in the freezer and cook anytime for later within 5 minutes!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time2 hrs 3 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: spicy, wonton
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 455kcal
Cost: $30


  • pot


Wonton Filling

  • 1.5 pounds ground pork
  • 12 oz shrimp
  • 3 stalks scallion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorn
  • ginger

Spicy sauce

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese dark vinegar
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1~4 tbsp chili oil 1~4 tbsp depends on spiciness level
  • sugar


Juicy Pork & Shrimp Wonton Filling

  • Chop off the white part of the scallion, place in a container with a few slices of ginger, and 1 tbsp of Sichuan peppercorn. Add 1 cup of boiling hot water and soak for about 5 minutes. This spiced water will be used to marinade the pork filling.
    soaking ginger, scallion, sichuan peppercorn in hot water
  • Chop 12oz of shrimp into small pieces. Make sure the shrimp is fully deveined otherwise it will have an unpleasant flavor.
    chopping shrimp into small pieces
  • In a bowl, add 1.5 pounds of ground pork and chopped shrimp. To season this, add 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of white pepper, 1 tsp of Chinese five spices, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Lastly, crack 1 egg into the bowl.
    season the pork filling with soy sauce, five spices, oyster sauce
  • Drain the spiced water and add ⅓ cup to the pork mixture. Mix well until pork absorbs the water then add more. (I usually do it 3 times, which is adding ⅓ cup of water at a time.)
    Once adding all of the water, mix it vigorously.
    adding spiced water into the pork filling
  • Add 2 tbsp of cornstarch to the filling, mix well. And then add some chopped scallion on the top, pour some hot oil over it and mix well until this scallion oil is fully absorbed.
    wonton pork and shrimp filling, marinated with scallion oil

Wrapping Wontons

  • Place a teaspoonful of filling in the center of the wrapper.
    Dip your finger into water and wet the sides of the square. (The water here will work as glue and make the side stick together)
    Fold it in half, and then wet one of the bottom corners, twist and stick together with another corner. (Please check out the video for more details)
    wrapping wonton in 4 steps

Cooking Wontons

  • To cook wontons, boil some water in a pot and toss the wonton in. Gently stir and make sure the wontons won't stick to the bottom.
    When the water boils again, add a cup of cold water so that the wonton can keep cooking while the skin won’t break due to the high temperature.
    Repeat this process twice. Once all of the wontons are floating, turn off the heat and drain out the water.
    cooking wonton in the boiling water
  • In a bowl, add 1 tbsp of oyster sauce, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of Chinese dark vinegar, a sprinkle of sugar, 1 tsp of white pepper, several tbsp of chili oil depends on how spicy you want it to be. I usually add 4 tbsp which is quite spicy.
    making the spicy sauce for wonton, adding soy sauce, chinese dark vinegar and oyster sauce
  • Add the wontons into the sauce bowl, mix well, garnish with scallions. Enjoy!
    adding wonton to the spicy chili oil



Calories: 455kcal


How to make chili oil?

To make the chili oil, the easiest way is just to add 2 tbsp Sichuan red chili powder to a bowl, with a pinch of salt, and pour 1/2 cup of hot oil in. Stir and mix well. Once it cools down it will be ready to use.

If you wanna be more flavorful, besides chili powder, you can also add some sesame seeds, scallion, and minced garlic to infuse the oil. 

For the more authentic way, you can add scallion, cilantro, Sichuan peppercorn, and star anise into the cold oil and heated up. Remove it when these ingredients turn brown. Then pour into the Sichuan red chili powder.

No matter which way that is listed above, it always tastes so great!

But you can also use the store-bought one, which I think this kind of oil is so hard to taste bad. So no matter each brand it will work.
homemade chili oil

How to store wonton?

To store the wontons, lay them on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then freeze for about 1 hour. Once it cools down, the surface will be dry and they won’t stick to each other and can be easily stacked together and store in a bag. 
store wonton in the freezer, and then transfer to a bag

How to deal with extra wonton skin after using all of the fillings?

If you have extra skin left, you can cover it up, and place them in the freezer. Save them for the next time.

How to deal with extra wonton fillings?

If you have extra filling, just toss them on the skillet and it can be used for taco meat later!

Compared to using minced ginger directly, Why using spiced water for the marinade?

When it comes to the ginger or Sichuan peppercorn, they do bring excellent flavor to the dish but it may not that pleasant to eat them directly. With the spiced water, it can bring out this flavor without worrying about eating a big chunk of ginger!

If you have other questions, feel free to leave us a comment below!

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