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Spicy Wontons in Chilli Sauce – Din Tai Fung!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 12
Calories 72 kcal



  • ▢ 10 – 12 wontons preferably homemade else store bought. Frozen: DO NOT THAW
  • ▢ 1 tbsp green onion sliced then roughly chopped, for garnish
  • ▢ Extra chilli oil for drizzling


  • ▢ 2 garlic cloves very finely minced
  • ▢ 1 tsp caster / superfine sugar sub regular sugar
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes red pepper flakes, OPTIONAL, for spicy food lovers
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp sichuan pepper powder
  • ▢ 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • ▢ 1/2 tsp Chinese chicken stock powder or regular western stock powder
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Chinese chilli oil
  • ▢ 1 tbsp vegetable oil sub canola, peanut or other natural oil
  • ▢ 2 1/2 tsp light soy sauce or all-purpose soy
  • ▢ 1 tsp rice vinegar sub other clean vinegar
  • ▢ 2 1/2 tbsp hot water just tap is fine


  • Mix spices – Put the garlic, sugar, chilli flakes, sichuan pepper, five spices and stock powder in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Heat oil – Heat the chilli oil and vegetable oil in a small frying pan over medium heat until hot. Pour over garlic mixture. Enjoy the sizzle! (Don't worry, it doesn't spit)
  • Add sauces: – Whisk in soy sauce, rice vinegar and hot water. The oil will remain a little separated on top. Set aside while you make wontons.
  • Cook wontons – Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add wontons and cook until they float: 4 minutes for freshly made, 6 to 8 minutes from frozen.
  • Assemble – Transfer to serving dish using a slotted spoon. Pour over sauce, add an extra drizzle of chilli oil (if you dare!), sprinkle with green onion. Serve immediately!


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword chinese, chinese appetizer, chinese dish, spicy wontons