This is a quick post to help with your vocabulary when talking about things in time. This post relates to weeks, months and years. If you are wanting to talk about things in terms of Days please check my previous post.
shí yī yuè
shí èr yuè
禮拜 / 星期
lǐ bài / xīng qī
zhèi gè xīng qī
shàng gè xīng qī
xià gè xīng qī
zhèi gè yuè
shàng gè yuè
xià gè yuè
This is a quote that summarises, the importance of snap decisions. People with good judgement and experience usually have an edge over others as they know the right time to start and finish, to buy or sell, to plant or harvest. People that make these decisions see the opportunities in front of them and seize them.
chèn rè dǎ tiě
Strike Whilst The Iron is Hot
In Mandarin, Wontons are called; 馄饨 húntún "irregularly shaped dumpling" and also popularly called 云吞 yúntūn "swallowing clouds" in both Mandarin and Cantonese. However the English word actually derives from the Cantonese word 雲吞 wàntān.
Wontons are wonderfully wrapped in a silky wheat based sheet. This is a recipe I have heavily borrowed aspects from Phoebe over at Homemade Chinese Soups. I thank her for all the great tips for a beginner like me and the Pork wonton noodle soup tasted delicious. I ended up having plenty of Wontons to freeze for the next time.
Prep time: 1 ½ hours (first time preparing wontons took longer than expected)
Cooking Time: 2 hours (soup) 5 mins (Wontons & Noodles )
You Will Need:
1 Pack of 50 or (2 Packs) 100 Wonton Wrappers (depending on wrapping style)
4 Medium Egg Noodle Nests
600g Minced Pork
2 Spring Onions
3 cloves Garlic
¾ Cup of water
Seasonings for filling
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
Bunch of Spring Onions
2 Sticks of Celery
1 litre Pork Stock
1 litre Water
½ Cup of Soy Sauce
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1. Put the pork stock in the saucepan with the water and bring to the boil. Add soy sauce and the cut-up vegetables to the soup. Leave to simmer for 2 hours.
2. Whilst the soup is simmering away chop spring onions into sections, cut up garlic and ginger small. Add the minced pork, and all the seasoning and fillings into a food processor, blend until really well mixed.
3. Now wrap the wontons:
• Place a wonton wrapper on a dry clean cutting board
• Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of the wrapper
• Take another piece of wonton wrapper and lay it over the filling
• Press the top wrapper gently but firmly over the filling, working out any air between filling and wonton wrapper
• Use a little water to seal the edges
4. Leave wontons aside under a damp towel, and leave in the fridge to prevent the wonton wrappers drying out.
5. Once all the wrappers are filled and completed. You are ready to cook the noodles and wontons.
6. Bring soup to the boil for the last 5 minutes. Add noodles in a colander to the soup.
7. Add wontons to a separate saucepan with boiling water; initially the wontons sink to the bottom until they cooked, when they will float. It takes about 5 mins.
8. Add the noodles to a bowl, Pour the soup ontop and add the wontons.
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