Friday, April 1, 2011

My Wanton noodles selected for FOODBUZZ TOP9 today!!

This dish is selected for FOODBUZZ TOP9 on 5th April 2011
A big THANK YOU to all my friends in FOODBUZZ who voted for me. 

Before I went on my trip to Singapore, I bought a packet of wanton noodles. It sat in my fridge till I came home from the trip.  When I was at the Changi Airport terminal 1, I had a bowl of wanton noodle soup and liked it very much. So I am replicating that for lunch today. This bowl of noodle soup is most suitable if you want a light lunch. The used of preserved mustard roots give a slightly spicy, pleasantly crunchy texture to the dish. My Quaylo added Tabasco sauce to his bowl of noodles and put his two thumbs up!  My mum finished hers and said it is very tasty and said I should make it again. I am very pleased that I successfully recreated what I had and better. I can't help feeling I am floating in the air today. Someone, please pinch me! LOL!

300gms wanton noodles
100gms pork tendeloin, thinly sliced
80gms preserved mustard roots, cut into thin strips
100gms choy sum, (wash, cooked and drained)
2 tbs chopped garlic
4 shallots, thinly sliced
¼ cup diced spring onion
¼ cup roughly chopped parsley
1 tsp thick black sauce
1 tsp pork fat (optional)
5 ½ tbs Maggie chicken stock
1200ml water

Marinate for pork slices:
1 tbs oysters sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp corn starch
½ tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil

Marinate sliced pork with (A) for 20 mins.  Wash mushroom, soak in water water for 20 mins.  Squeezed dry and set aside. Wash mustard roots and cut into thin strips and soak in warm water for 20 mins. Squeezed dry and set aside. Deep fry sliced shallots till golden brown, drained oil and set aside. With the same oil, fry 1 tbs of chopped garlic till golden brown and set aside.  Add pork fat in the pan and sauté the balance of 1 tbs chopped garlic till fragrance.  Ad marinated pork to the pan and stir fry till pork is cooked, add mushroom and mustard roots and stir fry for a minute. Add black sauce and mix well and continue to stir fry for 2 minutes and set aside.  In a pot, mix Maggie chicken stock and 1200ml water.  Bring soup to boil and lower heat to keep the soup warm. In another pot, boil enough water to cook the wanton noodle.  Cook for about 3 mins before giving it a cold bath. Drained water and dip noodles into the soup to get them warmed. Divide them into 4 servings. Top noodles with cooked choy sum, fried shallots, fried garlic, chopped parsley, diced spring onions and cooked pork with mushroom and mustard roots before adding the chicken soup. Serve hot. 


  1. Love wonton soup so this looks like a great twist!

  2. I love wonton mee too! Your bowl of noodle looks so delicious :)

  3. Hi, what is preserved mustard root? Is it sichuan "char choy?"

  4. My memory of wonton soup is when a friend suggested its a great hangover cure:) I loved it (the soup not the hangover!)

  5. For some reason I read wonton noodles and kep looking for the wontons throughout the post. Teehee. Good thing I realized the name or I'd be very co fused. Lol. It's still winter-like here so a nice bowl of hot soup like this would do wonders. Your soup looks so comforting and delicious, Veronica. 2 bowls for me please. Yes, I'm greedy like that when it comes to food :-P

  6. I like wonton noodle too... soup based (when the weather is rainy or cold) or dry with chilli when I need my chilli intake, hehe...

    Yours looks great. Can I have a bowl too? Hehe...

  7. Ok, my friend...that very well could be heaven in a bowl...yummers;)

  8. I'd love to taste preserved mustard roots... That soup sounds fantastic and looks so divine.



  9. Thanks for stopping buy My Little Sprouts!

    Tabasco in Wanton?!!! Wow, 1st time heard of it, but most important is the outcome is great, feel like hvg a bowl of your wanton noodle too!;D

    Have a great weekend!

  10. This looks so incredibly delicious...! This is the type of food I always eat everytime I feel homesick, noodles, soups, dumplings...YUM!!

  11. Looks so delicious. Your pictures are amazing!

  12. This looks absolutley delicious. I have never heard of preserved mustard roots before, but I live in LA and am sure I could find them here if I visited some Chinese markets. There's nothing that matches up with the flavor of a wonderfully stewed soup, and this has got me craving some!

  13. what a lovely home created "Street food" Esp since it has preserved mustard in the soup!!!

  14. this looks so good love soup, I need to learn cooking from you thanks for coming down under with me hugs


  15. First time visit your blog, the mee is so tempting...

  16. Oh so wonderful! Looks really delicious!! I'm your newest follower :-)

  17. yummychunklet, Small Kucing, Ann, Sonia, David, daphne: I love the traditional wanton noodles with wanton and char siu also. This is a nice alternative when we want wantan noodles with something different.

    Mel, you are right it is sichuan "char choy".

    Three-Cookies, I did not this is a cure for hangover. hehe, I am glad you love the soup and not the hangover.

    LeQuan, I don't blame you. It is quite natural to look for the wantan. You sure 2 bowls is enough? LOL!

    Hanushi, How you want it to be delivered, by air or by sea? hehe

    Rosa, me too, I love the taste of the preserved mustard roots. I like to stir fry it with pork with lots of garlic and a little oysters sauce and black sauce.

    Alice, you are most welcome. Enjoy browsing your blog. Haha, you know lah Quaylo will eat Wantan noodles the Quaylo way. I am happy to make a bowl for you if you are staying nearby. You too have a beautiful Sunday.

    Cooking Gallery, I know when we are homesick we will go for the food that we missed the most.

    Maris, thanks for the compliment, I am still learning about photography.

    Eva, you surely can get the preserved mustard roots in the Chinese market in LA. When I was in the states, I bought them from the Chinese market my Quaylo took me to.

    Rebecca: We learn from each other:D

    Sharon, thanks for visiting me and nice meeting you. Hope to see you around more often. We have so much to share.

    spontaneous-euphoria, thanks for dropping by take time to leave your comment. I appreciate it very much.

    Martha: Thanks for the following and appreciate your comment. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions regarding my recipes, I will be happy to provide the answers.

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  19. this looks sensational love the sauce and wonton~

  20. This looks like a seriously delicious bowl of wanton noodles! We don't get so much ingredients from those bought outside.

  21. Must be so rich with flavors! *slurp*

  22. Hi, you are a really good cook, ever since i watched that episode by Ah Xian(Astro AEC 301) few weeks ago, who was introducing the best wanton noodle around Malaysia, i have been eating wanton noodles regularly hoping to chance upon something similarly good.

  23. Bake for the Queen: THANK YOU for the award, you are very kind to think of me. I feel honored.

    Jeannie: I know, nothing is better than homecooked.

    tigerfish: Yes it is and do give it a try someday.

    Sem: Thanks for dropping by and leave your comment. Do come and visit me often and check on new recipes.

  24. I love wontons, what a lovely presentation!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!!

  25. Oh, man. I haven't had lunch and your recipe is making me huuungry! Great flavors and a fantastic photo. Thanks so much!

  26. Chef Dennis, Sortachef: Thanks you so much!!

  27. Oh, my god, I should totally be eating at YOUR house. EVERY DAY! This is gorgeous.

  28. Serene: so good to see you again. Hope all is well. Thanks for dropping. I would love have you over for a meal with me if you a staying nearby:D

  29. This looks purely divine. Gotta try it sometime soon!Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  30. HI Yi, Thanks for dropping by and glad to know you would try this recipe. You will not be disappointed. Hope to see your around.


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