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Top Chef Shirley Chung’s Twist On Wontons Involves Mac ‘N Cheese & Chili Oil Ketchup

A Top Chef runner-up is bringing her dumpling game to a brand new Los Angeles food hall, including an exclusive wonton stuffed with mac and cheese that’s part of a limited collab.

Located at the new The Fields LA food hall in Exposition Park, Ms Chi is Chef Shirley Chung’s playground to transform Chinese-American dishes to new heights. One of the ways she’s doing that is with Mac N Cheese Wontons, stuffed with creamy, cheesy pasta and served with a spicy chili oil ketchup.

To celebrate the new food hall, just outside of downtown Los Angeles, and Chef Chung’s newest spot, she’ll be giving out these wontons through the Hubert’s Food Truck on Friday, November 9th, at The Fields. They’ll be paired alongside bottles of Hubert’s Blackberry Lemonade.

If you’re interested in trying out this spin on wontons for yourself, head to for more information on how to get in on this exclusive culinary drop.

Photos by Pete Pham

Created in partnership with Hubert’s Lemonade


How to Make Broccoli & Cheese-y Cheese Wontons

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The perfect poppable appetizer these wontons are packed with broccoli, goat cheese and cream cheese then fried to golden brown perfection. There’s veggies in there so don’t worry it’s totally diet friendly.

Created by Chef Justin Warner, Season 8 Winner of The Next Food Network Star, this Asian-American fusion dish was created to pair with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc, which also happens to be a main ingredient in the dipping sauce.

Fried and made with booze these wontons are basically the grown up version of your childhood side-dish of broccoli with cheese, but much better. Sorry Mom.


Broccoli & Cheese-y Cheese Wontons



For Stuffing:

  • 6 oz chopped broccoli florets (use fresh not frozen. We’re doing FOR REAL)
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tsp minced parsley
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For Preparation:

  • 25-30 wonton skins
  • 1 egg white
  • oil for frying

For Dipping Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar


  1. Moisten some paper towels and wrap the broccoli with them.
  2. Put the moistened broccoli parcel on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 2 minutes on high power. Carefully place the florets in a mixing bowl with the cheeses, shallots, parsley and kosher salt.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, a fork or a rubber spatula, mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  4. Put heaping teaspoons of the mixture in the center of the wonton skins.
  5. Brush some of the egg white on the edges of the wrapper and seal.
  6. Continue until you run out of filling.
  7. Place these guys in the fridge while you make the sauce.
  8. Preheat the oil in a Dutch oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Put the soy sauce and the Sauvignon Blanc in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.
  10. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
  11. Fry the wontons in the 350 degree oil, in batches of 3, or until they are golden brown.
  12. Drain on paper towels and serve hot, with the sauce and a cold glass of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc.

Recipe and Photography by Chronicles of a Foodie

Cravings Sweets

Caramel Peanut Wontons

Forget your regular old fortune cookies! These are the new desserts they should be handing out at Asian restaurants! Peanuts covered in caramel that have been stuffed into wontons and deep fried! They should  stick a fortune into some of these just for good measure…  (Thx DTLG)

Cravings Recipes

Lobster & Cream Cheese Wontons

Where can you have lobster for only $0.94 a serving? Okay well maybe it’s a wonton servings and it’s imitation lobster but who cares? This Lobster and Cream Cheese Wontons recipe is where it’s at and won’t hurt your wallet either with it only costing $7.57 for the entire thing. Any crab rangoon lovers out there would fall hard for these. And if you don’t know what crab rangoon even is…may your soul be blessed.


Mango, Banana & Shrimp Wontons

Imagine juicy smooth mangoes packed alongside the creamy bananas with tender shrimp, all inside a crispy deep fried wonton! Marvelous. (Thx Teczcape)