New Year Wontons

It started last year, when it was during this time, around New Year’s, that I got a craving for wontons. I suppose it’s because of the holidays, that all I want is comfort food, food I’m used to eating at home with the family. So last year, I made wonton soup, wontons cooked in chicken broth. This year, it’s fried wontons, which consist of shrimp, cabbage, and green onions. Of course, you can make the filling to your liking, such as adding pork, beef, etc.

Ingredients:
20 pieces medium-sized shrimp, chopped
1 cup sliced green cabbage
1 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon sesame oil
wonton wrappers
water for sealing wontons
oil for frying

Directions:
1. Mix the chopped shrimp , sliced cabbage, chopped green onions, and sesame oil in a large mixing bowl.
2. Wet one side of a wonton wrapper with water. Place a tablespoon of the shrimp mixture in the middle of wonton wrapper. Bring together the corners of the wonton and twist at the top to close the wonton (there are different ways of folding a wonton, you can look them up on youtube.com).
3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan until hot. Fry several wontons at once in the pan until golden brown. Place fried wontons on a paper towel to dry.
4. Serve with a sweet chili sauce of your choice.

3-4 servings

Have a Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas from Postcard Recipes!

Christmas Eve dinners usually comprise of a turkey, a ham, and various sides such as mashed potatoes and yams. And since being here in Germany, I’ve experienced fondue and raclette for Christmas as well. However, this year, I felt like I needed a bit of comfort food, food that I miss and truly enjoy. So I decided to make pan-fried salmon with hoisin sauce, green beans with oyster sauce, and fried wontons with sweet chili sauce. It was almost like being home.

So whatever you may be eating for Christmas, I hope it will be wonderful and delicious. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

Sprüngli

Usually I don’t buy myself chocolate. It has always been this way. I think part of the reason is that I try to eat as healthy as possible, and I feel guilty when I buy junk. That’s why when you come to my place, there aren’t soda, candies, chips, cookies, or anything of the like. And if there are, they are mostly likely a gift from someone.

Sprüngli 
Paradeplatz
Bahnhofstrasse 21, Zurich, Switzerland

However, there are exceptions. Sprüngli is one of them. Zurich is very well known for its Sprüngli chocolates. In fact, you can only find Sprüngli stores in Switzerland (Germany has its Lindt brand, and Lindt and Sprüngli are actually co-companies). Zurich has its Sprüngli flagship store in Zurich, which is where I went this past weekend. The store also has a cafe upstairs (where I had housemade hot chocolate), and you can have cake and tea while overlooking the city center. It’s beautiful at Sprüngli. And, naturally, I bought myself some chocolates.


Dark chocolate truffles, dusted with cocoa powder.

Because I’m not a fan of milk chocolate, or chocolate with fruit or rum, I asked one of saleslady for a recommendation for simple dark chocolate. There were two options, one in a black box (pictured above) and one in a white box. I can’t remember what the white box had, but this black box of truffles are very, very good. The truffles are very light and soft. Amazing. Exactly what I was looking for.

And as I’m writing this, they are slowly disappearing from the box. 🙂