Chinese Wonton


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The wrapper of the wonton is thin and tastes soft and smooth, the filling is rather fresh, and the soup is clear and tasty.

Originating in northern China, wonton is a

traditional food in China. In ancient times, Chinese people regarded it as a kind of sealed meat bun without any opening and named it ‘Hun Dun’ (chaos). At that time, a wonton is the same as a dumpling. Since then, the dumpling hasn’t been changed too much, but the wonton has been developed a lot in southern China, having its own style.

Ingredients for Chinese Wonton:
chopped lean pork, 150 g
wrappers (made of flour), 150 g
dried small shrimps
salt
chicken essence (bouillon/stock) or monosodium glutamate
cooking wine
sesame oil
chopped ginger
chopped green onion
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one’s personal taste.

Directions to cook Chinese Wonton:
1.Place the chopped lean pork into a bowl. Add in some cooking wine, chopped ginger, chopped green onion, salt and chicken essence. Stir it well with chopsticks or a teaspoon.
2.Take one piece of wrapper, and smooth it in one hand. Pick some of the fillings, and put at the corner of the wrapper (the filling should be less than that of the dumplings). Roll it up and pinch the two sides together. The result is a hat-like wonton.
3.Place a wok over high heat. Add in half a wok of water. Add the wontons one by one till the water is boiling. Add in 1/4 table spoon of water when it boils. Repeat this twice. Turn off the heat. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of soup and pour in to a soup bowl. Pick out the boiled wontons with a table spoon or a colander and add to the bowl.
4.Add in salt, chicken essence, chopped green onion, sesame oil and dried small shrimps. Stir slowly and thoroughly with the teaspoon.



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