Sichuan Red Oil Wontons (Best Chinese Recipe) - Rasa Malaysia (2024)

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Sichuan Red Oil Wontons - Delicious and mouth watering wontons in red oil and black vinegar sauce. Easy recipe for homemade spicy wontons for dinner today.

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Different Chinese Wontons

Chinese wontonsare one of the most versatile food ever created. First of all, the filling — the choice between traditionally seasoned groundpork, ora combination of shrimp and pork, as isCantonese style shrimp wontons.

The filling can also be a combination of pork and vegetables, for example: leeks, as is thepopular Northern Chinese dumplings.

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How to Make Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

Then, there is the cooking method. The traditional way is to boil and serve wontons in soup, such as the regular wonton soup. Wontons canalso be deep-fried and served with dipping sauce.

To me, the most enticing and delicious wontons hail from the Sichuan province in China. These are boiled, drained and then served in a spicy chili oil and black vinegarsauce. These are called Sichuan Red Oil Wontons, the KING of all wontons.

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The Chinese Translation

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons are known as Hong YouChao Shou (紅油抄手) in Chinese. When literally translated, Chao Shou means “crossed hands” or “arms folded.”

The name may have originated from its similarity to the way people folding their arms across the chest during the cold winter monthsin Sichuan, which is exactly how the two lower corners of the wonton are folded after the wontons arewrapped into a triangle.

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The Best Wonton Recipe

This tantalizing little appetizer is appealing anytime, especially during cold weather. One bite of the savory wonton accompanied by the heat of the chili oil is enough to warm the stomach and the heart.

I absolutely love this amazing Sichuan red oil wontons recipe, it’s one that I always go back to whenever the temperature dips.

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If you haven’t tried spicy Sichuan wontons, you’ve got to make them soon. I guarantee you that you will be enjoy them.Once you try them, you will want more.

Sichuan food is utterly addictive, one bite of the incendiary chili oil and the explosive flavors, there is no turning back. Just look at the pictures above, don’t they set your mouth watering and stomach rumbling?

How Many Calories per Serving?

This recipe is only 169 calories per serving.

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Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons – delicious and mouthwatering spicy wontons in Sichuan red oil and black vinegar sauce. Easy recipe for homemade spicy wontons.

4.85 from 13 votes


By Bee Yinn Low

Yield 5 people

Prep 20 minutes mins

Cook 5 minutes mins

Total 25 minutes mins


  • 20 wonton wrappers (square in shape)
  • 1 bowl water to seal the wontons
  • 2-3 cups water to boil wontons
  • white sesame for garnishing


  • 8 oz (230g) ground pork
  • 2 stalks scallions (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dashes ground white pepper


  • 1/3 - 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese Chinkiang black vinegar (preferred, or balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons store-bought Sichuan chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • cilantro leaves (chopped)


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients of the Filling together. Set aside.

  • Mix all the Sauce ingredients together. Set aside.

  • To wrap the wontons, place about a teaspoon of the Filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Dab your index finger into the small bowl of water, and then trace the outer edges of the wonton wrapper. This will help seal the wontons.

  • Fold the wonton up to form a triangle shape. Pinch the wonton wrapper to seal tight and make sure there is no leakage. Using the thumb and index finger of both hands, pinch and fold both corners of the wonton downwards.

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  • Then, lift the right corner over the left corner, pinch to seal tight. You might dab a little water on both corners to help seal the wontons. Transfer the wontons to a floured surface or a plate lined with parchment paper. This will ensure that the wontons don't stick to the surface.

  • Bring the water to boil. Gently drop all the wontons into the water and gently stir the wontons with a ladle to prevent sticking. Boil the wontons until they float to the top, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer the wontons out immediately with a strainer or slotted spoon. Shake off the excess water and transfer the wontons to the bowl.

  • Add the desired amount of the Sauce to the wontons and gently toss them to coat evenly. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with some sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

Course: Chinese Recipes

Cuisine: Pork

Keywords: Sichuan Red Oil Wontons


Nutrition Facts

Sichuan Red Oil Wontons

Amount Per Serving (5 people)

Calories 169Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 35mg12%

Sodium 1831mg80%

Carbohydrates 21g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 14g28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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