Cup’n Crunch: Hoisin Pork in Crispy Wonton Cups Recipe

7 months ago

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Are you having a party but worried about what food to serve to your guests? Show ‘em what you’ve got with this quirky treat that will bring something new on the table. Impress your friends with this fun and interactive dish that’s meant for sharing.


Hoisin Pork in Crispy Wonton Cups
Makes 15 servings



15 pcs Medium-sized dried shiitake mushrooms

3 Tbsps Canola oil

1 Onion, chopped

½ kilo Ground pork

1 cup Diced carrots

1 cup Chopped water chestnuts



3 Tbsps Oyster sauce

2 Tbsps Hoisin sauce

2 Tbsps Chili garlic sauce

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Red cane or apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Sesame oil


15-16 pcs Round wonton wrappers

2-3 cups Cooking oil

½ head Large iceberg lettuce

  • Coriander (wansuy)
  • Chopped roasted peanuts


  1. Soak dried mushrooms in a covered bowl of hot water. When mushrooms are soft and rehydrated, cut off stems and slice caps into thin strips. Reserve soaking liquid and set mushrooms aside.
  2. In a wok, heat canola oil. Toss in onions and sauté until soft and fragrant. Next, add ground pork and sauté over medium heat until meat changes color. Cover wok with a lid and turn down heat to low.
  3. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for seasoning sauce in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add seasoning sauce to the pork then add ½ cup mushroom liquid.
  5. Add carrots and water chestnuts then continue to simmer for 8-10 minutes more. Turn off heat.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare fried wonton cups. Heat a medium-sized saucepan and pour oil about 3 inches deep. When oil is hot, slip a wonton wrapper in a small strainer (or spider) then press over it with a soup laddle. Carefully lower this into the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes until golden. Repeat until all wonton wrappers are fried.


Recipe by Nina Daza-Puyat
Photographed by Floyd Jhocson of Studio 100


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