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Can YOU Handle Sichuan Wonton Soup? Recipe (红油抄手)

We all love wonton but have you ever tried sichuan version? Check out this bowl of wonton in chili oil. We added freshly ground sichuan peppercorn powder, which gives you a tingling feeling - Weird but additive.


For the wonton (enough to make 50 wontons)

To cook the wonton

  • 6-8 cups of chicken stock or water
  • Baby Bok choy or other leafy vegetables depending on your preference

To assemble the wonton soup (1 serving)


  • Shred the zucchini by using the largest holes on your grater. Season with 1/2 tsp of salt and rub for a minute.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the salt to draw out the moisture. Squeeze most of the liquid out of the shredded zucchini.
  • In a big mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients: 12 oz of ground chicken, 1.5 tsp of grated ginger, 1.5 tsp of grated garlic, 1.5 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and some black pepper to taste. Stir the filling within one direction for 3-5 minutes to develop the texture of the filling.
  • Continue by adding the zucchini, 1/3 cup of diced scallion, and a drizzle of sesame oil. Mix well and your filling is done.
  • To wrap the wonton, put some filling in the middle of the wrapper. Dip some water with your finger and wet half of the wrapper. Fold it in half. Pack it tight. Be sure to push out all the air. Make a small curve in the middle so it is easy to fold. Then you glue the two sides and pinch them together.
  • Before we cook them, we need to make the spicy flavor base. In a bowl, add the following ingredients: 2 cloves of garlic, press them through a garlic presser;  1/2 tsp of sugar, 2 tsp of soy sauce, 2 tsp of oyster sauce, 2 tsp of Chinese black vinegar, some Sichuan peppercorn powder to taste, and 1-5 tbsp of hot chili oil depending on your taste.
  • Bring 6-8 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Use your spoon to stir the broth to create a vortex. Then, put in the wonton. This way, they will flow with the water instead of sinking to the bottom directly.
  • Stir the wonton once every 20 seconds. It takes about 2 minutes for the wonton to float to the top of the water, then moniter the heat at low and keep the pot at a slight simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Do not let the water boil violently, otherwise the wonton will start expanding and the skin will break.
  • When it is almost ready, add some green leafy vegetables that you like; I am using baby bok choy. Let it blanch with the wontons for 20 seconds to a minute depending on your preference.
  • Turn off the heat. Scoop out about 1/2 cup of the broth and pour it into the flavor base. Follow up with however many pieces of wonton that you want.
  • Sprinkle some diced scallion and cilantro on the top. Now you are ready to enjoy this mouthwatering Sichuan Chao Shou. The filling is tender and juicy, and the chili oil is fiercely spicy, numbing, and super aromatic. I am sweaty already with just a few wontons but it is hard to stop eating...