Sichuan Wontons

Cuisine: Chinese

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2

This Sichuan Wontons Recipe brings the heat but does not compromise on flavor. These little packets of flavor are great on a cold winter day, along with some soup or for a fun get-together with friends. 

List of ingredients:

For the Wontons:

  • Ground Pork - ½ pound
  • Square wonton wrappers - 18-20
  • Egg - 1 
  • Green onion - 1, thinly sliced
  • Ground ginger - ¼ teaspoon
  • Chicken broth - ⅔ cup
  • Cornstarch - 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper - ½ teaspoon, ground
  • Salt to taste

For the sauce:

  • Chili oil - 4 tablespoons
  • Light soy sauce - 4 tablespoons
  • Rice wine vinegar - 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic - ½ clove, minced
  • Spring onions - 2 tablespoons, finely sliced
  • Brown sugar - ½ teaspoon 

Sweet, Spicy, and Everything Delicious


  1. Add the ground pork, egg, green onion, ground ginger, chicken broth, cornstarch, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well. 
  2. Grab a wonton wrapper, place it on the inside of your palm, and add a teaspoon of your meat filling. 
  3. Use some water to wet the edges of the wonton wrapper. Now, bring two opposite corners together to form a triangle. Make sure to remove any air bubbles and seal the wonton. 
  4. There are different ways to fold wontons. But, since this is an easy Sichuan wontons recipe, we’ll give you a straightforward method. Wet the two bottom corners of your triangle and bring them together over the filled middle portion. What you’ll end up with is something that looks like an opened envelope. Follow steps 3 and 4 for the remaining filling. 
  5. Before boiling your wontons, keep your sauce ready. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients for your sauce together. 
  6. Now, boil a pot of water. Once the water comes to a boil, throw in a couple of wontons. Make sure not to overcrowd your pot. Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking, and your wontons should be ready in 5-7 minutes. 
  7. Mix the wontons with the desired amount of sauce and dig in!

Chef Tip: You can keep your wontons filled, folded, and ready. Freeze them so you can steam/boil/fry them as and when you crave them or when your friends pop by.

Make these spicy wontons with your kids or with your friends. It can be a fun activity. The best part is that the result is delicious to eat! 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Wontons are usually confused with dumplings, however those two are easy to differentiate.

• Wontons are wrapped with a thin layer of dough and meat used is pork mixed with ingredients like shrimp, mushroom, vegetables and seasonings.

Historical Fact

• Sichuan is a province in China. Chilli pepper which is a characteristic ingredient of Sichuan cuisine came from Mexico, through land from India or by river from Macau. Other New World addition include maize replacing millet, white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

• Settlers from the Hunan Province brought their culinary styles with them, which gave raise to Sichuan cuisines. Sichuan is known as “heavenly country” due to the amount of food and natural resources available.

Nutrition Fact

• One wonton contains 223 calories and 12g of fat.

• Sichuan sauce helps with iron deficiency or anaemia and ensure there is enough haemoglobin in your body and in turn stimulates the circulatory system. It boosts the immune system due to the presence of zinc and also aids in pain.