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How to make Deep Fried Wonton the Yeow Family way

How to make Deep Fried Wonton the Yeow Family way

Deep fried wonton is a ‘memory’ food for the Yeow family.  I didn’t realise how popular it was until I posted a pic of some that Mum had made on Instagram. From the responses to the post, it was clear that this form of the little dumpling was of some significant ‘feel-good’ value to many as it still is to me.  It would seem that this will continue for at least another generation. It ranks among my kids’ favourites. Also Poh Ling Yeow’s favourite

I remember the days in Ampang, the suburb we lived in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Mum and Dad had friends over on a regular basis. While I don’t remember the specifics of those get-togethers, like who was there and what we were celebrating,  what I will always remember is the anticipation of sinking my teeth into some of Mum’s ‘crunchy gold’. Never disappointed!  Poh Ling Yeow history

So for this post, we want to share with you the Yeow Family recipe for deep fried wontons. Hopefully, you’ll give it a good hot go and at some point be able to share this with friends and family, and instil in them another ‘food memory’.  There is no ingredients list in the video so here it is. (Note that the video show Mum using quantities for about 200 wontons. The recipe list is for about 60 which I’m guessing is a more likely amount you’d be after.)

  • 1 pack of wonton wraps (60 pieces pack, we use and recommend Double Marino if you can get it)
  • 200g mince pork
  • 150g fresh green prawns (shelled and de-vein)
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 cup of sesame oil
  • 1 heaped teaspoons of salt
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of sugar
  • Cooking oil for deep frying.

nd Poh Ling Yeow Food Memory

Back in the day deep fried wonton would always be accompanied by tomato sauce. Nowadays, the tomato sauce has been replaced by the Yeows Family’s new-age equivalent; the spicy green apple sauce developed by Poh.  We’ll share the recipe for that in my next post, which should be within the next 24 hours. Stay tuned! #Yeow Poh Ling Yeow’s recipe



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