On Wonton Noodles
Making wonton noodles from scratch is an art form that generations of people have devoted their whole lives to. It's a dying tradition, but one of the original methods involves smashing the noodle dough by bouncing your body on a bamboo lever, which creates a more springy and chewy bite than you'd get from a machine.
For most of us, it's a lot easier to just buy fresh wonton noodles, which most Asian grocery stores carry.
If you don't live near an Asian grocery store, I've included a few links to buy dried wonton noodles online, and my parents share how to adjust the cooking method for dried noodles.
Finding Asian Ingredients
Some of these ingredients are hard to find in a typical grocery store.
If you don't live near an Asian market, most or all of what my dad uses in this recipe can be found on Amazon:
I've also included some other Chinese kitchen essentials, used in many of my dad's other recipes.
These links are affiliate links, which means that if you use our links to purchase these ingredients, Amazon pays my family a small amount for the sale - at no extra cost to you. If you use these links, we really appreciate the support!
Alternatives to Oyster Sauce
If you're vegetarian or need to stay away from gluten, we have three alternatives for you!
Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
Since oyster sauce is made out of oyster extract, here are some alternatives that have a similar taste without using the actual oyster:
Gluten Free Oyster Sauce
Wok Mei has a gluten-free oyster sauce, but it still contains oyster extract, so it's not vegetarian friendly.
Vegetarian + Gluten Free Oyster Sauce
Unfortunately, we don't know of a vendor that sells an oyster sauce that caters to both dietary restrictions, so you'll need to DIY the sauce.
Mix equal parts gluten free soy sauce and gluten free hoisin sauce. This isn't exactly the same as oyster sauce, but it's pretty close.