Thai Wanton Pockets

April 13, 2007
Pockets of Yummy-ness

Instead of the usual wanton filling, i felt like something different. I wanted to make a chinese-thai fusion of the usual wonton by using what I have in my pantry. To do that, I added chopped up rehydrated cellophane noodled or glass noodles into my mashed up tofu (non-vegetarians use pork or whatever mince meat you fancy). I also added loads of spring onions and some garlic and ginger. To round up the flavors, I added some soy sauce (about 3 tablespoons), sesame oil (1 teaspoon), 2 thinly sliced kafir lime leaves, some dark brown sugar (1teaspoon) and some black pepper. I also grated 1 small carrot and 4 huge chinese cabbage leaves for crunch and color. To make sure that they mend together well, i added 1 tablespoon full of corn flour.

In the end, I used egg-less wonton wrappers to wrap my vegetarian fillings up.

I cooked it using the gyoza way, which is pan frying it until the bottoms are slightly browned and then i add some water to it, it worked out pretty well. Really well, actually. The kafir lime leaves gave it that thai flavor I craved. I think it’d work better with meat 😉 I made some broth to go with it, to make it a really warm meal. The broth is just a simple vegetable broth, from powdered buillion.

I’m going to have to leave you guys to your imagination how it looks like when it’s cooked because in the midst of starvation, I forgot to take pictures …I only remembered after I stared at my empty bowl 😛

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Lyrical Lemongrass
April 13, 2007 @ 10:17 am

very pretty pockets. You make it seem so simple la. Trying to use my imagination to see the final outcome. 🙂

The Expedited Writer
April 14, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

Lyrical Lemongrass: It is simple, my dear..just wrap whatever you mix up, pan fry and steam in the same pan hehe. Just use any pot’s cover big enough to cover the pan 🙂

April 14, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

The pocket is looks different as what we usually wrap. What is kafir lime leaves?

April 15, 2007 @ 5:42 am

That’s how I would fold an envelope!
Pretty pockets 😀

The Expedited Writer
April 15, 2007 @ 5:51 am

Jenny: Kafir lime leaves are actually aromatic leaves from the “Limau Purut” tree. You know those really big green limes that’s hard and rough? Just go to any market in Msia or asian grocery store and ask for it. You’ll be able to find it easily..:) Yea I wrapped them differently, wanted to do something different 😉

The Expedited Writer
April 15, 2007 @ 5:52 am

tigerfish: Thanks, babe! An envelope lying on the table that day was really my inspiration for wrapping my wanton that way 😀


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