WON TON MEIN - Chinese Dumplings and Noodles

Jo Anne Sugimoto


This is another one of those comfort foods that my mom used to make, especially on cold nights. And this was my dinner tonight.
It is also one of my favorite soup-type meals. I make this at least twice a month.
My daughter just loves this and so does her boyfriend. The keikis (children) love it too, because of the noodles and the beautiful colors and they think that it is play time.
It is a little difficult as there are a lot of things that are going on at the same time in preparing this dish. I will try to explain everything so as not to overwhelm any one. As with all of my recipes, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. And yes, I took the picture before I ate it! YUMMMMM!


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 to 4 people



  • 4 can(s)
    chicken broth or dashi (japanese broth)
  • 1
    sheet dried konbu (seaweed or kelp)
  • 1 pkg
    dried shrimp
  • 1 c
    shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 1 pkg
    char siu (chinese prepared red pork)
  • ·
    sliced thinly
  • 1 pkg
    chinese fishcake, sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch
    green onion or scallions, finely chopped

  • 2 lb
    ground pork
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 clove
    grated garlic
  • 3 tsp
    grated ginger
  • 3 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1
  • 1 can(s)
    waterchestnuts, finely minced
  • 1 pkg
    won ton pi (wrappers for dumplings)
  • 1 pkg
    mein (noodles - saimin)
  • ·
    remainder of the green onions

How to Make WON TON MEIN - Chinese Dumplings and Noodles


  1. In a large pot, pour in all the chicken broth, along with the seaweed, dried shrimp, shoyu and sugar. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a low simmer and cover the pot.
  2. Chop up the char siu, fishcake and green onions. Put them in separate containers with covers and refrigerate.
  3. In a medium glass mixing bowl, add the ground pork, salt and pepper to taste, grate garlic and ginger, add it in, add the oyster sauce, slightly beat the egg and add it in, finely mince the waterchestnut and add it in, mix till everything is well incorporated.
  4. Open the package of pi (wrappers) and cover it with a damp cloth or paper towel to keep it from drying out. Take one wrapper and put about a teaspoon and a half of the pork mixture in the middle of the square, dampen the edges with water (in a shallow little bowl, use your finger) and fold diagonally then fold it again and dampen the points and press together. The wrapper is supposed to keep the pork mixture from oozing out, so you must make sure that all the edges are sealed. Put it in a container lined with paper towels. Continue to make the dumplings and put it in the container and keeping it partially covered. Keep the cover on so the dumplings do not dry out.
  5. Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil and follow the directions on the package for the preparation of your noodles, when it is cooked drain the noodles in a colander.
  6. Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. Put a few of the dumplings in the boiling water and let it cook for 3 minutes, mix it around a little so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. While you are waiting for the dumplings to cook, put some noodles in a soup bowl, then put the dumplings over the noodles, then your char siu and fishcake, pour your dashi or chicken soup stock over everything and garnish with green onions. Grab your chopstick and saimin spoon and enjoy your hot meal, you deserve it! You did a great job!

Printable Recipe Card

About WON TON MEIN - Chinese Dumplings and Noodles

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta
Regional Style: Asian

Show 15 Comments & Reviews

16 Quick-Fix Winter Dinner Ideas

16 Quick-Fix Winter Dinner Ideas

Dinners in under 60 minutes! For those nights where you need to get dinner on the family ASAP, these quick-fix dinners are here to help. Who says that homemade delicious meals require hours to make? These yummy, family-friendly dinners only need an hour from start to finish. Scroll down for classic recipes, new dinner ideas, […]

11 Easy Fish Taco Recipes

11 Easy Fish Taco Recipes

For all our fellow taco-lovers out there, you need to check out these recipes. Not only is fish a healthier option for Taco Tuesday, but it also helps switch things up. Plus, there are so many options! From beer battered to grilled to pan seared, fish tacos are a delicious addition to your taco rotation.

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

What’s better than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold night? Not much in our mind. We can’t think of many better things than warming up with a big bowl of smoky potato bacon soup, thick Zuppa Toscana, or heavenly chicken tortilla soup. Maybe you want to put your slow cooker to use and […]