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Wontons & Spicy Sauce

Vegan Spicy Wontons and Spicy Sauce are plant-based versions of traditional wontons typically filled with a flavorful mixture and served with a zesty sauce. Here’s a description:

Vegan Spicy Wontons: The filling of these vegan wontons is a harmonious blend of plant-based ingredients. Start with crumbled firm tofu, which provides a satisfyingly hearty texture. Add finely chopped shiitake mushrooms to impart a rich umami flavor. Shredded cabbage and grated carrots contribute a fresh crunch, while green onions add a mild oniony note. The filling is seasoned with soy sauce for saltiness, sesame oil for a nutty aroma, and perhaps a touch of garlic and ginger to enhance the overall taste. Vegan wonton wrappers, typically made without eggs, delicately encase this flavorful mixture. These wrappers, when folded and sealed, create little pouches that can be steamed or boiled to perfection.

The spicy sauce accompanying these vegan wontons is a carefully crafted symphony of flavors. It often begins with a base of soy sauce, providing a savory foundation. Rice vinegar adds a subtle tanginess, while chili oil introduces a gradual heat that tingles the taste buds. Sesame oil contributes its characteristic nutty undertones, enhancing the overall aroma of the sauce. Minced garlic and ginger bring depth and warmth, creating a complex flavor profile. For a touch of sweetness, a small amount of sugar might be added. The combination of these ingredients results in a sauce that is not only spicy but also savory, slightly tangy, and rich in umami.

Served together, the vegan spicy wontons and their accompanying sauce provide a sensory experience that includes a variety of textures – the tender bite of the wonton wrapper, the heartiness of the tofu filling, and the vibrant, bold flavors of the spicy sauce. It’s a delicious, plant-based twist on a classic dish, perfect for those who embrace vegan cuisine and enjoy a bit of heat in their meals.

Vegan wontons & Spicy Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Taiwanese
Keyword chili crisp, chili oil, sauce, scallions, spicy, steamed, tofu, vegan, wontons
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 steamer plate


For Wontons

  • 1/2 block medium firm tofu crumbled
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice
  • Dumpling wrappers
  • Water to seal wrappers

For Spicy Sauce

  • 3 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp gochujang paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds optional


For Wontons:

  • In a bowl, mix crumbled tofu, chopped green onions, black pepper powder, salt, and Chinese 5 spice.
  • Place a small amount of the tofu mixture onto the center of each dumpling wrapper.
  • Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold in half, sealing the edges to form a wonton shape. Continue until all wrappers are filled.

For Spicy Sauce:

  • Heat chili oil and sesame oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped garlic and sauté until golden brown.
  • Stir in chopped green onions, hoisin sauce, gochujang paste, sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
  • Simmer the sauce for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Serve the wontons with the spicy sauce drizzled over the top, and garnish with black sesame seeds if desired.
  • Enjoy your delicious Tofu Wontons with Spicy Sauce!

This recipe is inspired by Spicy Wontons from Din Tai Fung. You can checkout our experience here!


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