Mi hoanh thanh - AKA Wonton Noodle soup

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I had a hard time deciding where to put this thread. Since it is traditionally made with pork stock, has pork in the filling and char sui in it I decided to post it in the pork section. The video below is the inspiration for this meal.

    I did a few things different than what the video below is going to show. Since my wife wont eat pork, I used homemade chicken stock we had in the freezer. I also substituted ground turkey for the pork in the wonton filling.

    First off here is the simple wonton wrapper recipe that I used. Sorry no photos. flour and egg and water make for sticky fingers! Make these first and get them in the refer.

    Wonton Wrapper recipe:

    1 egg

    1/3 cup water

    2 cups flour

    1/2 tsp. salt
    1. In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the water.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the mixture and slowly pour in the egg and water. Mix well. If the mixture is too dry, increase the amount of water one teaspoon at a time until a pliable dough has formed.
    3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until elastic. Cut dough into two separate balls. Cover the balls with a damp cloth for a minimum of 10 minutes.
    4. Cut each ball into four equal pieces. Roll the pieces into 10 1/2 by 10 1/2 inch squares. Cut each into nine 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch squares.
    These can be fried or boiled to finish. I will be making Mi hoanh thanh (Vietnamese Wonton soup) tonight and will post up the wonton making in a thread for that soup.

    Once you have the wrappers made make the filling and put it in the refer too. A couple other differences I do is I hand chop the shrimp and mix into the patte. I also don't use the starch as a binder, never felt that it is needed.

    Video:

     
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Okay here are some of the players in this meal. Didn't get many prep photos as this is a labor intensive meal to cook after work!

    Filling for wontons:


     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The soup:

    As mentioned I used stock that I had in the freezer, total of 10 cups. Takes a bunch as the wontons will soak up a bunch when cooking.

    Diakon and Bok choy:


    I used rice noodles (rice sticks) instead of egg noodles. To cook these noodles it works best to use a spider to cook the noodles, but when you can't find yours, you can clamp the noodles between some tongs and dip them in. They don't take long to cook. 2-3 minutes.


     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  5. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Oh, that's just torture...we only get to look but can't eat.  Nice looking meal
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That looks fantastic I love WonTons the whole dish is very tasty I can see that,rice noodle,bean sprouts.Thanks Case I will save this page.

    Richie

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  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you!  The real torture is knowing that there is one last bowl in the fridge at home and having to wait for lunchtime!
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you Richie! These wontons are packed full of flavor. Probably even better with pork!
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Case you can get rice noodle,bean sprouts but no WonTon Wrapper thats strange.I grow my own sprouts,for a different dish we make

    Richie
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Crazy isn't it! Had to look really hard for the bean sprouts. Only one store here has them. They had egg roll wrappers, but no wonton wrappers!!

    I did ask the produce guy at the store where I got the bean sprouts if they could get some since they had the egg roll wrappers. He is going to look into it.
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I hav to say that the leftovers, were just as good if not tastier than last night. So good!
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2015
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow, thought there would be more response to this. I guess nobody likes good food here anymore!
     
  13. dirtsailor, that looks amazing. i love wonton soup.[​IMG]

    dannylang
     
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! It was super tasty!
     
  15. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great. I will be trying the Wrapper Dough. Though not traditional with Egg dough, we like Fried Pork Dumplings here and I have not found a recipe that gives the consistency I am liooking for. Store bought Wonton and Gyoza wraps are too thin...JJ
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2015
  16. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's a funny thing about these forums sometimes .You do something way out on the edge & people don't get it.
    I do I think this is really special cookery.You can go to an authentic place the rest of your life & eat it OR YOU CAN BUST OUT YOUR. VERSION.
    People don't settle for store bought sausage,pastrami ,bacon so they make their own.
    That applies to all food. If you have the disposition you can pull apart all sorts great dishes from haute cuisine to street food classics just to see if you got the chops to make it
    I get it.
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific looking soup/meal, Case. Points.

    Disco
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hopefully this one will work for you. I asked the owner/cook at my favorite Vietnamese restaurant what she used and this is the recipe. I believe she uses the same for the noodles too. I do know that she uses a pasta roller for the wrappers and noodles.
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well put Mick! I like the process of it all.
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Disco!
     

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