Golden Fried Wontons

February 18, 2021
These fried wontons are the most addictive snacks ever! Perfect as finger food for parties or large gatherings.


What are Wontons?

Wontons are basically a type of Chinese dumpling.
They come in little bite-sized finger food and are usually filled with meat, either chicken, pork, or seafood, or a combination of 2 types of meat.

These dumplings are either steamed, cooked in soup, or fried.

Homemade Wonton

What is wonton made of?

The Wonton wrapper is made of flour, egg, water, and salt.
It is easier to buy from an Asian grocer than making from scratch but I hope that one day I will learn how to make them.

A tiny spoonful of meat is placed at the center of this square wrapper and folded into a triangle again fold the 2 ends to make it look like an old Chinese gold ingot.

 Deep fried wonton

How to make wontons?

A printable recipe is available at the end of this post!
I have a video showing steps by steps make these addictive fried wontons.

1. Prepare the wonton filling.
Refer to the recipe below.

chicken and prawns wonton filling

 2. Wrap wonton
Steps were shown in the video
How to wrap wonton

 3. Wontons are ready to be cooked.Uncooked wonton

 4. Fried wontons out of the potGolden fried wonton

How do you serve wontons?

I love to serve my golden fried wontons immediately.

They are crunchy and oh-so delicious!

I prefer my fried wontons on its own but you can have sweet chilli sauce on the side too! Promise, I will not judge you ;P.

 fried wonton recipe

How do I keep any leftover wontons?

If you have any leftover wontons, keep them in an airtight container.

Any leftover wontons should not be kept in the refrigerator and should not be kept for more than 1 day at room temperature.

What do I do with leftover uncooked wonton filling?

You can store them in a ziplock bag, and freeze them.
And don't forget to label the bags too.
I tend to forget once it goes in the freezer!
Then I'd be scratching my head trying to figure out what's what!!!

 Golden crisp deep fried wonton

What can you do with uncooked wonton filling?

There are many ways to use up the uncooked wonton filling.

You can ball them up and use them as chicken meatballs in soup or use them as stir fry with any Asian greens or you can use them as your meat base in cooking Mapo tofu!

Other Chinese finger foods that you may wish to try

Turnip Cake
Penang Loh Bak
Chicken Bak Kwa
Chicken Xiu Pao
Baked chicken wings

Video on "How To Make Golden Fried Wontons"

 These fried wontons are the most addictive snacks ever! Perfect as finger food for a parties, large gathering.  These tasty wontons are easy to make, especially when you have others to help you fold them!

What was posted in 2013

Wishing all my readers who celebrate the Festival of Lights...


Re-visiting an old post...

I did a post on 'Wontons' in 2009. 

I wasn't into measuring any of the ingredients (well.. that was during my early blogging days).
All measurements were pretty much "agak-agak" (approximation...). My targeted audiences at that time were my 2 kids.
It was done intentionally..... best not to let them know (one doesn't read my blog and one seldom browses... but someday, one day, they will)
...soon, a few years from now, if they ever needed help with ingredients or on 'How to cook...', then they just have to pick up the phone and call "Mommmm..."... well, this mom can only hope.

At least this mom (who is going to be old and decrepit) gets to hear from them 

But things have changed, this blog is now for public viewing, and my agak-agak measurement is no longer practical  ... 


  1. Lovely wontons! Happy Divali.



  2. Good to have this revisited no more agak agak measurement. Revisited post always looks better and perfect in almost everything. Love wantons be it in boiled version or in fried.

  3. Haha trust me, Lisa, you've got the right idea right there. Never in a million years would my mum expect to get a phone call from me in Melbourne -- asking her about how to cook, of all things! That was when we FIRST started cooking. Now, my sis and I can't stop bugging her for recipes and also keep poking our nose in the kitchen when she cooks. It's quite a good bonding activity. You can definitely look forward to that not too long from now! =D

    1. LOL...done that many times ;P, calling mom for help :)

  4. Never thought of making wontons! I might have to give it a try for fun

  5. I always love fried wontons..they are so good with spicy and sweet sauce.

  6. Perfect wontons! I do get the very rare phone call from my oldest about how to cook something for dinner. I'm still waiting for him to try to bake a dessert :)

    1. Thank you Liz :D day, he will go "Mommmmm..." ;P

  7. These wontons are so delicately shaped!

    Yeah that wontons are one of the agak-agak kind of food that my grandma used to cook too.

    1. Thank you Zoe :D
      Their generations' way of cooking, "agak-agak" all the way yet still SEDAP :D

  8. This must be good, especially with the water chestnuts. Many pro Chinese chefs don't really measure : ).

    1. Perhaps that (cooking by approximation) is the secret to good food ;P

  9. Oh yum, I adore wontons. Especially deep fried ones!

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    1. oh yes it is... all fried food taste better, isn't it ;P

  11. really like your food photography...