Wanton is extremely easy to prepare. Just marinate minced pork with soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil and you will have a wonderful base filler. For a more fanciful filling, diced re-hydrated dried shitake mushrooms, diced crunchy water chestnuts, julienned black wood fungus, whole fresh scallops may be added. The filled wantons may then be either fried, boiled or steamed.
As we have gone on a few days without a soup (being cantonese, we both have an unsatiable appetite for soup), I decided to make wanton soup for dinner. Using the pre-marinated filling, wrapping up the wantons was done in a matter of minutes. Dropped the filled wantons into boiling water and watch it float when cooked through. We added blanched spinach to our jade noodle wanton soup to make a quick and healthy dinner.