How to Make Delicious Winter Melon Mini Wontons: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I replace pork with another type of meat in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use chicken, beef, or even a vegetarian substitute if you prefer.

Q: How thin should I roll out the dough for the wontons?
A: Roll the dough thin enough to be translucent, but sturdy enough to hold the filling without tearing.

Q: Is it necessary to use thirteen spices, or can I use a different spice mix?
A: While thirteen spices add a unique flavor, you can use any spice mix you like or just simple salt and pepper.

Winter Melon Mini Wonton Recipe


  • 235g All-Purpose Flour
  • 150g Water
  • 300g Pork
  • 150g Winter Melon
  • 2 slices Ginger
  • 1 segment Green Onion
  • Thirteen Spices (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken Essence (optional)
  • Seaweed (a small amount)
  • Shrimp Skins (to taste)
  1. Mix flour and water with chopsticks until it forms a flaky texture.
  2. Knead the mixture into a dough, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Peel the winter melon and grate it into shreds.
  4. Mix the shredded winter melon with salt, squeeze out excess water.
  5. Add ginger, green onion, and garlic to the pork filling.
  6. Season the filling with thirteen spices and salt.
  7. Add chicken essence and hoisin sauce to the filling and mix well.
  8. Knead the rested dough and shape it into small pieces.
  9. Roll the pieces into circles and cut each into quarters.
  10. Place filling on one corner, roll, and pinch the edges to seal.
  11. Boil water in a pot and cook the wontons until done.
  12. In a bowl, add seaweed and shrimp skins, then pour in some wonton cooking water.
  13. Finally, add the cooked wontons to the bowl and serve.
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  • Rich in protein from pork.
  • Contains carbohydrates from flour.
  • Winter melon is low in calories and high in dietary fiber.
  • Spices and green onion add micronutrients and flavors.