Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How I Make Won Tons!

Long delay! *phew* Sorry. Been super busy (as usual), lots of personal struggles and traveling.

I did the Survivor Mud Run this past Saturday so now I am sore, sun burned, cut up, and bruised all over. Lovely eh? Super rewarding though. My tan lines are hideous. The photos from that aren't uploaded yet (obviously I wasn't able to take any on my own since I was running/wading through MUD) so I'll post those at a later date.

The weather has been yo-yo-ing back and forth in San Francisco. I've been trying to fight off a sore throat for nearly a week now. I was almost successful but then I went to Los Angeles and had tons of grilled and fried foods. I'm back in San Francisco now and the sore throat is back, along with a cough. I think I'll be on a liquid diet for this week: soups, noodle soups , coffee and Jamba Juice!
Since I am sticking to liquids for a bit, I decided to post up how I make my won tons! Sorry if you were waiting on the prime rib post, that will come later on when I make it again.

The Susyness' Family Won Tons


Won tons:

  • 1/2 pound boneless pork (the leaner the better, that’s how I like mine)
  • 1 small can of water chestnuts
  • A few stalks of green onions (optional as well.. I love green onions and grow them in my family’s backyard so I put it in everything!)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • a few drops sesame oil (or more, depends on how much you like the taste of sesame oil)
  • ground white pepper, to taste
  • Wonton wrappers (one package will do ya good)
  • Won ton noodles! Whatever brand you decide is up to you.
  • 2-3 large pots (1 to boil your noodles, 1 for the broth, 1 to cook your won tons)
  •   Water
  • Large can of chicken broth (1:1 ratio with the water)
  • Optional: fresh ginger (to taste)
  • Optional: cabbage / bok choy
  • Optional: 1 bag of frozen fish balls (the kind pictured is Do Do Fishballs) I prefer the fishballs stuffed with fish eggs, but I didn’t have any on hand. If you’re wondering where to get them, you can usually swoop them up previously frozen at Ranch 99.


-You’re going to pound out the pork to get it tender, chop it up.
-chop the green onions
-mince the water chestnuts finely.
-Combine the pork, water chestnuts, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil and white pepper.
 ^ told you I love green onion
-Crack the egg into the meat mixture (including the yolk..This helps bind the meat and will also help your won ton wrappers stay together when boiling)
-Mix well.

-Fill the wontons!
-Place about a teaspoon of meat mixture in the middle of the wrapper and twist to seal
oh. hai guys!

In the meantime, boil 1 large pot of water. When to boils, add your won ton noodles (if any) and cook it. You guys really don't need photos of this right? After reaching al dente, drain the noodles, rinse and set aside.

Also, in another pot boil more water + the chicken broth with ginger.
When it comes to a rolling boil, feel free to toss in your fish balls and any greens (bok choy or cabbage are my favorites.. I didn't have any on hand that day, sorry!)

In a separate large pot, again boil water.(this is to cook the won tons in. You’ll want a separate pot for the broth. .Trust me, this will keep excess starch from the wrappers out of your actual bowl of food)
Add the won tons but don’t make the pot too crowded. You’ll need room to stir them a little bit.
Boil for 5 - 8 minutes (give one or two gentle stirs) or until they float to the top.
Remove out of pot with a large spoon (that way they won’t break)

Put your won tons and noodles (if any) in a bowl; pour your nice scorching hot broth into it. Freshly chopped green onions to garnish.

and you're ready to get your grub on!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Awesome August

babysitting a 3 year old 3
she likes it when I do her hair, so she wanted to return the favor

my verdict? too hyped up. Yes, it is good ramen but it isn't really worth the wait. I'd rather wait in a 5 minute line at Santouka inside of Mitsuwa. The broth at Orenchi tasted slightly lacking.
tako wasabi -  raw octopus with fresh wasabi
Orenchi Ramen
Ouch... Recoil is a bitch =[ note to self: wear an actual t-shirt next time!
don't fuck with me.
got narcoleptic on my friend and KO'ed after the gun range.
little niece is standing on her own ♥
Vegas w/ Angelique, Cydia, & Serena
sweet potato lattes at YakiniQ Cafe in San Francisco
I did some volunteer work for Teacher Appreciation Day! It was sponsored by CSE Insurance and the San Francisco Deputy Sheriff's Foundation.   <-- please click that to read on what it was. I volunteered on behalf of the Deputy Sheriff's Foundation. One of my friends is a Sheriff and had asked me to help out. It was a heart moving experience helping teachers decide on what supplies to get their students and hearing their stories. One teacher told me her students can't get any work done in their computer lab because half of the computers don't function. People keep stealing computer parts or the mouseballs, etc. She decided to use her $200 tax free gift card to get 10 mice and keep them on her own for her students. She would be bringing them back and forth to the computer lab at her school so her students could work. Thank you Target in Colma and Eat Le Truc for participating and providing delicious breakfast! :)

a beautiful sunny Saturday - perfect for BASEBALL!
 copped my Tim Lincecum bobblehead ♥
 watermelon wheat beer & fried pickles @ 21st Amendment

 my partner in crime, Melissa
C'mon Giants, give me another September to remember ♥

next post is how I make won tons :)