won ton noodle soup
 
Ingredients
  • 500g pork mince
  • 150g silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp finely ground white pepper
  • 3 fresh shittake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 little nub of ginger
  • 60 egg wonton skins (square)
  • egg noodles
  • chicken stock (or ikan bilis broth)
How to make it
  1. Put the pork mince, soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper, mushrooms and cornflour into a bowl. Grate the ginger over the top so you've got about a teaspoons worth.
  2. Using your hands, massage everything together by squeezing the mix between your fingers. It should make a big squelching sound. Keep kneading it together until the pork mince starts to feel a bit bouncy and you can no longer see any big chunks.
  3. At this point, pop a small amount into a frying pan and cook it. Taste to see if it needs anymore salt, and if so, add it now.
  4. To wrap the wontons, take one skin and put a large olive-sized spoonful of meat mix in the middle of it. Dip two fingers in water and run them along the sides of the wrapper, then fold, corner to corner to make a triangle, squishing out any excess air around the meat ball. Now wet a finger again and touch the two outer corners. Squish them together and twist slightly to join together.
  5. Put the completed wontons on a tea towel dusted in cornflour or on a piece of baking paper while you finish off the packet of skins.
  6. To cook the wontons and noodles, bring a pot of water to the boil and add a good pinch of salt. Cook the wontons for about 5 minutes, at a simmer, until they float to the top. Remove them and pop the egg noodles in for just a couple of minutes. (As tempting as it might be, don't cook the wontons or egg noodles in your stock, as it will make it cloudy and thick. Yuck.)
  7. Put the cooked noodles, wontons and any greens you might like in a bowl and top with hot stock. I use chicken stock simmered with a bit of ginger sometimes, or ikan bilis stock, depending on what I've got available.
Recipe by onebitemore at https://onebitemore.com/2015/07/won-ton-noodle-soup/