How to Make Delicious Fresh Meat Wontons at Home?

Q: Can I use a food processor instead of a meat grinder for the pork? A: Yes, a food processor can be used to grind the pork into a fine mince. Ensure it’s well minced for the right texture.
Q: What can I substitute for Shaoxing wine in the wonton filling? A: You can use dry sherry or a bit of mirin as a substitute for Shaoxing wine in the wonton filling.
Q: Is it necessary to use scallion-infused water in the recipe? A: While not mandatory, scallion-infused water helps in removing any gamey taste and adds aroma to the filling.

Fresh Meat Wonton Recipe


  • Wonton wrappers, 500g
  • Pork, 500g
  • Green onions, 2 stalks
  • Ginger, 1 piece
  • Sichuan peppercorns, 6
  • Soy sauce (Weidamei brand), 2.5 tablespoons
  • Oyster sauce (Weidamei brand), 1.5 tablespoons
  • Rice vinegar (Weidamei brand), 1 tablespoon
  • Five-spice powder, a pinch
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Cooking oil, 3 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil, a few drops
  • Shrimp skins, a small amount (for soup base)
  • Scallion leaves and seaweed (for soup base)
  1. Clean and prepare all ingredients. Cut the pork into small pieces.
  2. Grind the pork using a meat grinder or food processor.
  3. Finely chop green onions and ginger. Soak them in half a bowl of warm water with the Sichuan peppercorns, strain, and use this scallion-ginger water for the filling.
  4. Gradually add the scallion-ginger water to the ground pork, stirring well between each addition until the mixture is tender.
  5. Add 1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce to the pork mixture.
  6. Add a half tablespoon of oyster sauce.
  7. Add five-spice powder, salt, and cooking oil to the mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  8. Mix in chopped green onions and a few drops of sesame oil.
  9. Place a small amount of filling in the center of each wonton wrapper and fold into your desired shape.
  10. Arrange the wontons neatly.
  11. Boil a pot of water.
  12. While waiting, prepare the soup base with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce.
  13. Add shrimp skins, scallion leaves, and seaweed to the soup base.
  14. Once the water boils, cook the wontons until done.
  15. Pour the soup base into a bowl and then add the cooked wontons.
  16. Serve the wontons hot and enjoy the rich aroma and flavor.
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  • High in protein from pork.
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals from green onions and ginger.
  • Caloric content varies depending on the number of wontons consumed and preparation methods.