Chinese Flair & Farewell

For the past week, we've had some special houseguests visiting from San Diego. Today was their last day with us and to send them off with full bellies, I made a special lunch of their favorites.

Crab Rangoon

Here's my recipe for crab rangoon:

1 brick cream cheese
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 bunch green onions sliced
1 1/2 cups imitation crab meat, chopped
pinch of kosher salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 pkg wonton wrapper squares
1 egg, for egg wash

Combine all the ingredients except wrappers and egg.
Cover and let it chill overnight to allow flavors to meld.
When ready to prepare, add a small dollop of crabmeat mixture in the middle of the wonton.
Rub 2 edges of the wonton with egg wash.
Seal wonton by folding up to form a triangle.
Squeeze any air pockets out.
Heat oil and fry up until golden brown.

Mongolian Beef
Here's my recipe for Mongolian Beef:

2 bunches green onion or scallions, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 lb lean beef, sliced thin
salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce

Season sliced beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
Sprinkle cornstarch over beef and toss to coat. Set aside.
In hot pan saute garlic and onion in cooking oil until softened.
Add meat and brown.
Add oyster sauce and soy sauce; stir to coat.
Just before serving, add green onions and toss.

I served this over steamed jasmine rice.


  1. What a wonderful send off for your guests! I love crab rangoon.

  2. Mmm, I love me some crab rangoon! Looks wonderful!

  3. I know this is an older post...but I wanted to tell you that I am making your Mongolian Beef for dinner tonight! It looks awesome!

  4. It's so funny....I had book marked this page well over a year ago and I finally made the Mongolian Beef last week. We loved it! So weird that you had linked to it. Well, for me.

  5. Joelen,

    I recently became intrested in cooking/baking. I stumbled upon your blog while visting another bloggers site. I made these crab ragoons for lunch and dinner lol. they were excellent. I halved the recipe since it was only me. I also just used cream cheese, crab, garlic powder, salt and sugar. I let everything combine overnight and I couldn't wait to make them today. I put less than a teaspoon of the mixture on the wonton and dapped some water along the edges to make the triangle shape like yours. I brushed them with a little olive oil on both sides and baked them in the oven 350 degrees for 10 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other. they came out perfect and i will be making them tomorrow! this recipe i great and I look forward to making more of your recipes. thank you so much for sharing :)