Who can resist this Pinoy favorite wanton mami that is piping hot and delicious! You can sometimes burn your tongue or mouth sipping this tasty comfort soup if you are not careful. Like what happened to me last time when I was in a hurry I thought it was not that hot. But it is not wanton mami I ate that time but a kind of shabu-shabu or hot pot that was cooked in a convection stove and served right away.
Anyway, I’m just wondering when you happen to search the internet you will not find wanton mami on the Google search result but most of sites listed are wonton noodles. And as far as I know the word ‘wanton’ has a different meaning not related to food. I think “wanton mami” is distinctly a Pinoy or Chinoy term and I can also see this term in some Chowking branch on their menu. Ok enough of the trivia just enjoy cooking and eating!
Wonton Noodles Recipe: A Delicious Comfort Food
Wonton noodles, also known as wanton mee, is a beloved dish that offers a comforting blend of flavors and textures. Whether you’re looking for a warm bowl of soup on a chilly day or a satisfying meal that’s bursting with flavor, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Learn how to make this delicious dish at home with our easy-to-follow recipe.
Sauteing the Aromatics
Start by sauteing garlic and onion in a pot until the onions are soft and translucent. This step helps to release the flavors of the aromatics, adding depth to the broth.
Adding the Chicken
Next, add the chicken to the pot and saute it for about 2 minutes. This helps to lightly brown the chicken, enhancing its flavor. Pour in water and bring it to a boil. Adding a bouillon cube to the broth will further enhance its flavor. Simmer the broth for about 45 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Cooking the Wontons
While the broth is simmering, prepare the wontons. Place them in the boiling broth one by one and cook them for about 5 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Cooking the wontons in the broth infuses them with flavor, making them even more delicious.
Preparing the Noodles
Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain them and divide them equally into serving bowls. Top the noodles with chopped pechay baguio, a type of Chinese cabbage, and the cooked wontons.
Garnishing the Dish
Pour the hot broth over the noodles and wontons in each bowl. Garnish the dish with spring onions and fried garlic for added flavor and texture. Season the noodles with sesame oil, soy sauce, and chili garlic oil to taste.
Making the Wontons
To make the wontons, combine all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Place a tablespoon of the pork filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Fold the corners of the wrapper up to form a cup and wrap the filling inside.
Enjoying Your Wonton Noodles
Wonton noodles are best enjoyed piping hot, straight from the stove. The combination of savory broth, tender chicken, and flavorful wontons is sure to warm you up from the inside out. Serve this dish as a comforting meal for yourself or share it with friends and family for a delightful dining experience.
Wonton noodles are a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re craving a warm bowl of soup or a hearty meal, this recipe is sure to satisfy. Try making wonton noodles at home with this easy-to-follow recipe and enjoy a taste of comfort in every bite.
How to Make Wanton Mami (Wonton Noodles)
- 1/2 kilo chicken backbones for making soup stock
- 500 grams Chinese egg noodles
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pc pork bouillon cube
- 1 bunch pechay baguio chopped and blached
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped spring onions
- Chopped fried garlic
- 8 cups water to make chicken broth
For the seasoning/condiments:
- Chili garlic oil
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- 1/2 kilo ground pork
- 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 15 pieces wonton wrappers
How to make wonton mami:
- In a pot, saute garlic and onion until the onions are soft. Add in the chicken and saute for 2 minutes. Pour water and bring to a boil. Add in the bouillon cube and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the broth and set aside. You can store the chicken in the fridge for other use or you can debone the chicken and use it as garnishing.
- While the broth is boiling, add in the wontons one by one and cook for another 5 minutes or until the wontons are cooked through.
- Prepare the noodles and cook according to package direction. Drain the egg noodles and divide equally into serving bowls. Top with chopped pechay baguio divided equally into bowls. Divide also the wontons equally on each bowl.
- Pour the hot broth on each bowl and garnish with spring onions and fried garlic. Season with sesame oil, soy sauce and chili garlic oil if desired.
To make the wontons:
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the wonton wrappers. Mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Put a tablespoon of the pork filling on individual wonton wrappers on the center. Fold each of the four corners up to form a cup and wrap the filling.
Cooking Tips of Wanton Mami Noodles Recipe:
- Flavorful Broth: For a more flavorful broth, simmer the chicken with garlic and onion before adding water. You can also add a chicken bouillon cube or chicken broth for an extra depth of flavor.
- Perfect Wontons: To ensure your wontons are cooked perfectly, make sure to seal them well to prevent them from opening during cooking. Cook them in the broth for about 5 minutes or until they float to the surface, indicating they are done.
- Noodle Preparation: Cook the egg noodles separately according to package instructions to prevent them from becoming mushy. Drain them well and divide them into serving bowls before adding the broth and wontons for the best texture.