Eating Abundantly: Golden Money Bags Recipe


When my sister and brother first introduced me to Law of Attraction, I was intrigued by the concept of abundance, whereby you attract manifest abundance (wealth, success, etc.) through the power of thoughts and visualisation. So I thought, perhaps eating ‘abundance’ might help with the manifestation process – hence these Golden Money Bags. Don’t they look like little pouches of gold? 🙂

These yummy morsels are Thai in origin (known as toong tong) and are traditionally made by wrapping wonton wrappers around a little ball of pork and shrimp into a little pouch and then deep fried. For health reasons, I have decided to bake mine instead of deep frying. I also made them pescetarian friendly.

They make great starters / appetizers and party food. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients (to make about 20):

  • wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 box of firm tofu (drained), mashed
  • 60g of shelled and deveined shrimps, finely diced (optional, without would be vegetarian)
  • 4 mushrooms (preferably shiitake, white mushrooms are good too), finely diced
  • 1/4 can of water chestnuts, finely diced
  • 2 Chinese cabbage / napa cabbage leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • a handful of spring onions, finely chopped
  • a handful of coriander, finely chopped
  • Chinese chives / garlic chives (some finely chopped, some shredded)
  • 1 tbsp of Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of dark soy sauce
  • a good dash of sesame oil
  • salt and white pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven. Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl (save for the wrappers and shredded chives).

2. Taste-test your filling by shallow-frying one teaspoon in a little oil. Adjust seasoning accordingly.

3. Wrap money bags. My wonton wrappers were extremely floury, so I dusted away the excess flour. Here’s my very quick inforgraphics on how to wrap these bad boys:


4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the money bags onto the tray; keeping them 1 cm apart. Brush the money bags lightly with some olive oil.

5. Bake on medium heat until golden brown. Serve with sweet chilli sauce and some greens.

$$$$$$$$$$ Here’s to eating and living abundantly! $$$$$$$$$$

Winnie x

(P.S.: There is a good chance that you will have loads of chives left after this exercise. Here are some ideas on what you can do with them.)


3 thoughts on “Eating Abundantly: Golden Money Bags Recipe

  1. Another innovative idea from a talented lady. The money bags look delicious. I could eat everything on the plate and ask for more!

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