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  • 150g minced pork (or called ground pork)
  • 175g medium green prawns (shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 30 fresh wonton wrappers (1 packet, available at Asian store)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 bunch Chinese vegetable (Choi Sum or baby pak choy)
  • yellow chives (or chopped spring onion) for garnish
  • A dash of sesame oil

Seasoning for pork:

  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • a pinch of white pepper

Seasoning for prawns (shrimps):

  • 1/2 tsp chicken powder (chicken bouillon powder)
  • 1 Tbsp egg white
  • a pinch of salt
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Marinate minced pork for at least 20 minutes. Put pealed and deveined prawn under cold running tap water for 5 to 10 minutes. This step will make the prawn meat crunchy. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels. Dice prawn meat into 1.5cm cubes to make about 175g. Blend the prawn well with the seasoning. Cover and chill them for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir chilled prawn meat in minced pork. Prepare 4 tablespoons of water in a little bowl for wrapping wontons. Place one rounded teaspoon of prawn and minced pork filling in center of wonton wrapper. Dip a finger in the little bowl of water and run along bottom edges of wrapper to moisten. Gather the corners of the wrapper, lightly twist to enclose filling. Repeat with the remaining filling and wonton wrappers. Set aside.
  3. Heat chicken stock in a large saucepan on high and bring to a boil. Cook Choi Sum or baby pak choy in the stock. Usually I place the hard stems in the stock first, then followed by the leaves. Cook until softened. Add salt, white pepper and sesame oil to taste. Set aside.
  4. Use another wok or saucepan to cook wontons with boiling water. Carefully place wontons in the boiling water, stir immediately and don’t let them stick to the bottom or stick together. When the wontons float to the surface, that means they are cooked. Transfer the cooked wontons out with a strainer and divide them between bowls. Ladle over chicken stock and serve with vegetables. Sprinkle spring onion or yellow chives if desired.