Gongpao Chicken

Gongpao Chicken

 

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 egg white

5 tbsp soy sauce, divided

1 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp black (Chinese) vinegar

1 tbsp sugar

1 cup vegetable oil + 2 tbsp

½ cup peanuts and/or cashews

1 green pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)

3 dried or fresh red Thai peppers, chopped

1” knob ginger, minced or grated

3 green onions, thinly sliced

2 cups fresh basil leaves (1.5 ounces)

Dash salt

 

Cut chicken into 1” cubes and place into a bowl.  Add egg white, 2 tbsp soy sauce and cornstarch.  Gently mix with your hands for 2 minutes.

Mix remaining soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat 1 cup vegetable oil and peanuts/cashews in a heavy skillet and turn on the heat to medium-high.  Cook nuts to golden brown and remove from oil.

Add chicken to the same oil and cook until there is no more pink, 6-8 minutes.  Remove from the pan.

Add green pepper and saute until slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan.

Add 2 tbsp oil and turn the heat up to high.  When the pan is heated, add garlic, red peppers and ginger.  Cook until aromatic, 1-2 minutes.

Return nuts, chicken and green peppers back into the pan.  Add sauce and green onion.  Cook, stirring constantly, until all ingredients are hot.  Add basil and cook just until wilted.

Serve with rice, if desired.

 

6 servings, 535 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in serving size portions for up to 3 months.

Hack:  Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root?  Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

 

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup is a full-flavored soup with an Asian flair! It’s low in calories which makes it perfect for a snack or light meal any time of day!

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup
Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup

 

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp water

1 tbsp. Cornstarch

1 tsp. kosher or fine sea salt

1 egg white

12 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts

4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

3 tablespoon ginger, grated

5 clove garlic minced (5 tsp)

2 dried Thai chili pepper, optional

8 cups chicken broth low sodium

3 carrots, thinly sliced

2 celery stalks, thinly sliced

¼ cup soy sauce

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1½ tbsp dried cilantro

¼ cup tablespoons hoisin sauce*

1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained (8 oz)

4 cups Napa (Chinese) cabbage shredded (1 lb)

Salt and pepper to taste

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, water, cornstarch, and salt. Add the egg white and whisk until frothy. Cut the chicken breasts crosswise into thin strips. Stir in the chicken the egg mixture and stir to coat. Cover and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes. The chicken can be refrigerated for up to 1 day before continuing.

Heat sesame oil over medium heat in a stockpot. Add ginger, garlic and chilis.  Saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add chicken broth, carrots, celery, soy sauce, rice vinegar and cilantro.  Bring to boil over high heat.  Lower to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.

While the soup is simmering, fill a medium saucepan two-thirds full with water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and stir to separate the pieces.  Boil for 1 minute. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and set aside.

When broth is done simmering, add hoisin sauce, water chestnuts, cabbage and chicken.  Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

Add rice or noodles if desired.  Serve hot.

*To make hoisin sauce mix together ¼ cup barbecue sauce, 1 tbsp. Molasses, 1 tsp soy sauce, ½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder or garam masala

6 servings, `196 calories per serving excluding rice or noodles

Hack:  Soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.

Hack:  If adding rice or noodles, Cook and store them separately from the soup.  This will keep them from getting soggy.

Hack:  Use leftover cabbage to make Homemade Chinese Dumplings!

Hack:  Dehydrated vegetables will work nicely in this recipe, using 1/3 cup dehydrated carrots,  2 heaping tbsp dehydrated celery and 1¼ cup dehydrated cabbage.

Homemade Chinese Dumplings

Another authentic recipe from Yuhong’s Country Kitchen! These homemade Chinese dumplings can be prepared simmered, pan-fried or in an air fryer.

Homemade Chinese Dumplings
(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)

 

½ head green cabbage

½ head napa cabbage

8 green onions

1 oz ginger (4” knob, ¼ cup)

1 lb ground pork

2 eggs

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp red wine

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp olive oil

100 dumpling wrappers

 

Dipping Sauce (per serving)*

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp Chinese vinegar

1 tsp crushed ginger

1 tsp chili sauce

1½ tsp sugar

1½ tsp sesame oil

 

Finely chop the cabbages and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and set aside. The salt will draw liquid out of the cabbage. Only a small amount of salt is needed.

Finely chop green onion and ginger. Set aside.

Place ground pork, eggs and ginger into a bowl and mix for 2 minutes.

Using your hands or cheesecloth, squeeze water out of cabbage and place into a clean bowl. Add green onions, pork mixture, sesame oil, red wine, soy sauce and olive oil. Mix together well.

Take one dumpling wrapper and place one tbsp filling in the center. Wet the edges of the wrapper with water and seal completely. The amount of filling and shape you fold it in is less important than ensuring that the edges are completely sealed so the filling doesn’t leak out. Continue until all the filling is gone.**  For more in-depth instruction on rolling and pleating dumplings, check out this video!

Put a large pot of water on the stove and heat to boiling. While the water is heating, assemble the dipping sauce.

When water comes to a full boil, add about 20 dumplings. Bring water back to a full boil and add enough cold water to bring the pot down to a gentle boil. Cover pot and cook dumplings until they float to the top of the water, about 3-4 minutes. Continue adding cold water as necessary throughout cooking to keep water at a gentle boil.

Remove dumplings from water with a slotted spoon and serve with dipping sauce.

If preferred, dumplings can be cooked in an air fryer for 6 minutes instead of boiling them. Coat with cooking spray and air fry for 6 minutes. Allow a longer time for frozen dumplings.

*Because of the thin consistency of the dipping sauce, it’s often made in small bowls for each individual person or to share between two or three people.

**Dumplings are often served at gatherings and are traditionally assembled jointly by the group or family that are going to eat them. Try experimenting with different shapes and have fun putting them together with your guests!

 

10 servings, 270 calories per serving

Hack: Cooked or uncooked dumplings can be frozen for up to 3 months. Lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet, making sure the edges are not touching, and place in the freezer. Once they are frozen, package in freezer bags or containers for storage. Add 2 extra minutes to cooking time. As with fresh, frozen boiled dumplings are ready when they float to the top of the water.

Hack: Ask the produce clerk to cut a head of cabbage into wedges so you’ll only have to buy what you need. They’ll wrap the leftover pieces and put it back on the shelf for sale.

Hack: Leftover cabbage can be used to make this Andouille sausage with cabbage recipe or Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup!

Hack: Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.

Hack:  For instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

 

 

Sweet And Hot Chili Sauce

 

Sweet And Hot Chili Sauce
Sweet And Hot Chili Sauce

 

⅓ cup rice vinegar

⅓ cup water

½ cup sugar

1 tbsp white wine

1-2 tsp red pepper flakes*, according to taste

1½ cloves garlic (1½ tsp)

1 tsp finely minced ginger root

1 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water

 

Place all ingredients except cornstarch into a small saucepan and bring to boil, stirring constantly. When the sugar has melted, add cornstarch mixture and allow to cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken, about one minute.

Remove from heat, allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.

*Red pepper flakes can be purchased in the spice section of the grocery store, labeled as “red pepper flakes” or “crushed red pepper”. You can make your own with dried chili peppers using a mini chopper or sharp knife.

 

Yield: One cup. Serving size 2 tbsp, 38 calories per serving

Hack:  Use this sauce to make roasted red cabbage with shrimp!

Hack: Chili sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and heat gently to restore consistency.

Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

 

 

Chinese Fish Flavored Pork

Fish flavored pork is a classic Chinese dish that is not actually flavored with fish but uses a sauce that is traditionally used as a garnish for fish dishes.

Fish Flavored Pork

Fish Flavored Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 3
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ yellow bell pepper
  • 3 large mushrooms
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3" knob ginger (.7 ounce or 20 grams)
  • 8 green onions
  • ½ lb lean, boneless pork
  • 2 tbsp red wine, divided
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp Chinese black vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp jarred crushed red peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Slice onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms into ½” slices. Thinly slice garlic cloves and ginger.
  • Thinly slice pork and mix with 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp red wine, a pinch of salt, pepper and egg white. Massage pork for 2 minutes. Add 1 tbsp cornstarch and mix well. Set aside.
  • Mix 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp red wine, 1 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp vinegar, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp cornstarch and 3 tbsp water together in a small bowl for cooking sauce.
  • Heat oil in the wok or heavy skillet. When hot, add ginger, garlic and crushed pepper. Saute for one minute. Add pork and saute until cooked through. Remove the pork mixture from the pan, reserving oil.
  • Add peppers and mushrooms to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes and add a pinch of salt. Add pork, cooking sauce and green onions and bring back to a simmer.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized containers for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for loose mushrooms to avoid having to buy an entire package. If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they are available.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? If you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it but you will have to thaw it before slicing.
  • Hack: Chop any leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Serve with pork fried rice, if desired.

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls

This video from Yuhong Country Kitchen shows how to make authentic Chinese fried vegetable spring rolls! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any videos.

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls

Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls

(Courtesy: Yuhong Sun)
Course Appetizer, side, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 20 Spring Rolls
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 2” knob of ginger root, thinly sliced
  • 8 water chestnuts, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned into 1” lengths
  • 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced and julienned
  • 4 green onions, julienned into 1” lengths
  • ¾ cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 20 spring roll wrappers

Instructions
 

  • Crack eggs in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Beat well.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of vegetable oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat. Pour in eggs and cook until puffy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Place ginger in the pan. Saute until fragrant. Add water chestnuts and carrots. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add mushroom, green onion, bean sprouts and a pinch of salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes until bean sprouts are translucent and golden. Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Remove mixture from the pan.
  • Thinly slice the egg into 1” lengths. Add to vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  • Lay a spring roll wrapper on a flat surface. Place 2 tbsp filling on one corner, keeping away from the kedges. Roll the edge over the top of the filling and then flip the and right sides of the wrapper over the filling. Continue to roll, moistening the edge of the remaining corner to seal.
  • Heat 2” vegetable oil in a heavy pan cast iron skillet to 365℉. Turn heat to medium and lower spring roll, one at a time, into oil and fry until golden brown, turning once. Fry in batches, taking care not to crowd the pan.
  • Hack: Spring rolls can be frozen before cooking. Lay them in a single layer on a pan to freeze, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Spring rolls can be fried in their frozen state.
  • Hack: Spring rolls can be cooked in an air fryer at 375℉, Coat with cooking spray and air fry for 6 minutes. Allow a longer time for frozen vegetable rolls.
  • Hack:  Check the produce department for loose carrots and mushrooms.  If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.  These may also be available on the salad bar to buy in small quantities.
  • Hack: Matchstick carrots can be found in the packaged section of the produce department.  Freeze any leftover carrots for use in cooking.
  • Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
  • Hack:  Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root?  Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

For more traditional Chinese appetizers, check out Yuhongs recipes for homemade Chinese dumplings and traditional Chinese shumai dumplings!

Authentic Chinese Pork Fried Rice

Chinese pork fried rice is another authentic Asian dish from Yuhong’s Country Kitchen! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any of her delicious recipes.

Chinese Pork Fried Rice

Chinese Pork Fried Rice

(Courtesy: Yuhong Sun)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 310 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ cup pork, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced (2 tsp)
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups cooked rice, cold*
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Instructions
 

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or saute pan over high heat. 
  • Add pork and garlic.  Saute, stirring constantly, until pork is no longer pink. 
  • Add corn and peas/carrots and saute for 3 minutes.  Remove the contents from the pan and set them aside.
  • Pour the remaining vegetable oil to the pan.  When it’s heated, add eggs and stir until cooked.
  • Push eggs to one side and add rice and pork mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Make a well in the middle of the pan and add soy sauce.  Add green onions and heat through.
  • Serve hot.
  • *Leftover, day-old rice works best for this recipe, as it’s less sticky.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
  • Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  Any cold, cooked rice can be used in this recipe but I like to use this easy vegetable rice to kick up the nutritional value!

Chinese Crispy Ginger Beef

Why order take-out when you can make this crispy ginger beef right at home? This authentic recipe is easy to make and it’s on the table in no time!

Crispy Ginger Beef

Crispy Ginger Beef

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg
  • ½ lb flank steak, cut into thin strips 
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • ¼ cup matchstick carrots (½ carrot)
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, cut into matchsticks (½ pepper)
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks (½ pepper)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 tsp)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice or apple cider vinegar
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • tsp sesame oil
  • tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Place cornstarch in a bowl and gradually whisk in water until smooth.  Whisk in eggs.  Add steak strips and toss to coat.
  • Heat oil in a wok or heavy saute pan over high heat until hot but not smoking. 
  • Add ½ beef strips, and separate with a fork.  Cook, string frequently, until brown and crispy, about 3 minutes.  Remove beef to drain on paper towels, and repeat with remaining beef.
  • Drain off all but 1 tbsp of the oil.  Saute carrot, peppers, green onion, ginger and garlic until lightly browned but still crisp, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk together sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.  Pour over vegetables and bring to boil.
  • Stir beef back in and stir just until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice, if desired.
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
  • Hack: Once opened, sesame oil can be stored in a cool, dark place (kitchen cupboard away from the stove) for up to six months.  It can be stored in the fridge for a year or more.
  • Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
  • Hack: Matchstick carrots can be found in the packaged section of the produce department.  Freeze any leftover carrots for use in cooking.
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Did you know?  Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!

Suggestion:  Pair this dish with easy vegetable rice for a complete and delicious meal!

Braised Beef with Potatoes

Yuhong’s Country Kitchen is here to show you how to make Chinese braised beef with potatoes in the comfort of your own home! Put away the takeout menu!

Braised Beef with Potatoes

Braised Beef with Potatoes

(Courtesy: Yuhong Sun)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine
  • 4 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 dried red chili peppers (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 inch knob ginger root (½ oz, ¼ cup), cut into thin slices
  • 5 cloves garlic (5 tsp), thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1” lengths
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cut potatoes into 1” cubes. Cover potatoes in water and set aside.
  • Cut beef into 1” cubes. Place in a large pot and cover with 3 cups cold water. Add cooking wine. Cover pan and turn heat to high.
  • When the water comes to a boil, drain beef into a heat-resistant colander and rinse under cold water.
  • Add oil to a saute pan or wok. Put in chili peppers and bay leaves. Turn heat up to medium-high.
  • When oil is hot, add ginger and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add beef, soy sauce and sugar.
  • Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add sliced onion and 3 cups water. Add more water if necessary to cover all ingredients in the pan.
  • Cover pan, turn heat to medium and simmer for one hour. Remove by leaves and chili peppers. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months
  • Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
  • Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
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For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Did you know?  Beef has gotten a bad rap due to its high fat and cholesterol content but the health benefits make it a healthy addition to a balanced diet!

Suggestions:  Pair this with Chinese broccoli stir fry for a complete and nutritious meal!

Traditional Homemade Wonton Soup

This traditional homemade wonton soup is a traditional Asian dish that’s meant to be warm and comforting. Wontons can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use!

Easy Homemade Wonton Soup

Easy Homemade Wonton Soup

(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients
  

Wontons:

  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • 6 cups water

Soup:

  • cups vegetable broth
  • cups water
  • 1 tomato, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Mix pork, scallions, ginger, cornstarch, vinegar, sesame oil and egg in a bowl.
  • Place 1 tsp mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Wet edges of wonton and fold to form a triangle shape. Seal edges. Press two corners of folded wonton together to form a hat and seal.
  • Bring six cups of water to a simmer in a large pot.
  • Gently place 12 wontons into boiling water. Add ½ cold water and allow water to return to a simmer. Add more cold water as needed, ½ cup at a time, to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • When wontons float to the surface of the water (about 5 minutes), scoop from the pot and lay on a plate in a single layer.
  • In the meantime, mix broth and water in a pan. Add tomato and bring to simmer.
  • To serve, place one cup of soup in a bowl with 4 wontons.
  • Hack: Freeze remaining uncooked wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet. When solid, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Cook from a frozen state, allowing 2 extra minutes to cook. Any leftover wonton wrappers can be wrapped tightly and frozen as well.
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For a short tutorial on folding wontons, check out this video!

For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine at home, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!

Suggestion:  If you love Asian-style soup, check out Yuhongs homemade hot and sour soup!

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