Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Dumplings in Spicy Sauce



As you would have guessed by now, I am a huge fan of quick, no-fuss and yummy recipes. Apart from 3-minute instant noodles - which my mom says I am not supposed to have too often - here's something satisfying and almost as simple that I cook every now and then - Meat and Vege Dumplings in Spicy Sauce.

My favourite combo would have to be minced pork and chinese chives. Mix them up with some soy sauce, 5 spice powder, rice wine, sesame seed oil and cornstarch. Wrap in wanton wrappers. Boil till done and serve in a sauce of dried chili oil, light soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sugar and fried shallots (lots of it).

6 comments:

Lianne said...

lucky that you´ve got wantan wrapper there, or did you import them from malaysia? lol, which part of france you in?

ange said...

Hey Lianne. Yes, I am able to find almost everything I need here in Lille, except century eggs (I miss "Pei Dan Chook", ready-to-use Sambal Balachan and frozen Roti Prata. I even found Ikan Bilis last week and had a blast cooking Nasi Lemak! When I was living in Paris, I used to go to Tang Freres, the biggest asian grocery store in Europe. A lot more goodies available there. Bring a large shopping bag if you are in Paris.

ange said...

And by the way, Lianne, if you miss anything badly, let me know. I could try posting them to you if they are available here... dried and light stuff only though :0)

Lianne said...

oh lucky you! there is an asian store in netherlands owned by a malaysian but right now, a bit difficult to get there coz its an hour train ride away, but by car, its only 15 minutes. Thanks for the offer! I´ve just sent a list back to Msia hehe, and should be arriving soon. If Ahhh Paris, its lovely .. all the food stuffs are there. Is it in China town? I think I´ve been there. The place is huge and there´s a departmental store for asian stuff too, right?

Beachlover said...

you add in 5 spice( 5 heong fan) in your wonton filling?.wow!! how it's taste?.You have a challanging taste!.I used to add in 5 spice to fried chicken,hubby complaint taste weird but he don't mind if I add in roast chicken.I think individual taste id so different..
Tumpang lalu ange.sorry...just curious or kapoh!! lol

Lianne,you can't find wonton wrapper in netherlands?.As I know there are many Hongkies there,chinese from BIG 6 too.My mom's cousin sister and bro own few restaurant in netherlands for 30 years.I think you still can find the basic food like wonton wrapper,just ask the chinese ppls for asian store.

ange said...

Bienvenue Beachlover! Yes, I do like a pinch of 5-spice in my wontons... I can't actually tell that it is there but it does give more depth to the flavour.