Last Updated: April 16, 2020
After trying that rich and flavoursome bowl of One-pot Chicken & Mushroom Rice recipe we introduced as part of our Simple Stay-Home Recipe series, what about having something clean and light for lunch or dinner today?
A simple and fuss-free way to kick start your self-taught culinary journey, I present you with our 5-Ingredient Shrimp Wanton Noodles. A dish that you can whip up in an instant without much thought or preparation required!
Like me, if you are one that tends to get a food coma after a heavy meal, this is the ideal dish for lunch especially since most of us are working from home and I’m sure, we would not want to spend the rest of our afternoon with a heavy belly dozing off at our work desks.
Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Step 1: Remove the stem, wash the sio peck chye and cut the spring onions.
Step 2: Bring half a pot of water to boil and add a pinch of salt to boiling water. Blanch the sio peck chye for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 3: Remove the vegetables and set aside.
Step 4: Using the same boiling water, cook the wanton noodles to your desired liking. (I prefer my noodles softer, thus I usually cook it for approximately 8 to 12 minutes)
Step 5: Use a large sieve to drain the noodles and run it under cold water for 10 seconds. Set noodles aside in a bowl.
Step 6: Bring 300 – 320ml of water to a boil before adding a packet of CP soup powder.
Step 7: Taste the soup. You can add light soy sauce to intensify the taste according to your preference.
Step 8: Add 6 pieces of frozen shrimp wanton and allow it to cook for up to 5 minutes.
Step 9: Shrimp wantons are ready when they turn translucent.
Step 10: Remove wantons and place them by the side of the noodles before pouring the broth into your bowl of noodles.
Step 11: Garnish the shrimp wanton noodles with sio peck chye, spring onions and a dash of sesame oil.
There you have it, a hearty bowl of 5-Ingredient Shimp Wanton Noodles completed in a matter of minutes. It was definitely not a bad idea to make use of convenience products in our daily meals. Not only did it simplify the cooking process (imagine having to wrap the wantons from scratch for a family of four), it also helped in preventing unnecessary wastage, especially in this period of uncertainty.
I have to say, the end product wasn’t that bad! In fact, it tasted rather similar to some wanton noodle soup that I had in hawker centres. Kudos to CP for doing a great job with their soup powder as the broth had subtle shrimp flavour that exuded freshness—one you would probably not be able to tell that comes from just a packet of powder!
Needless to say, the shrimp wantons were also on point. Each wanton skin encased a whole succulent shrimp that was fresh and had a bounce to every bite. Although this is the first time I’m trying CP’s shrimp wantons, it will definitely not be the last! Even without the noodles, this dish also makes for a healthy and nutritious meal by itself.
Not only that, this dish is so versatile, you can also replace the shrimp wontons with any kind of dumplings you have left in your fridge. No wanton noodles? Don’t worry, just use instant noodles and you’ve got your problem settled. So what are you waiting for? Forgo that delivery order, head to your kitchen and let your fingers work their magic.
Expected Damage: S$5 – S$6 per portion