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A Cantonese style shrimp wonton
A Cantonese style shrimp wonton

Wontons (Traditional Chinese: 餛飩; Simplified Chinese: 馄饨 details), also written as "wantan", "wanton", "wuntun", are a type of dumpling common in Chinese cuisine. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 730 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 730 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


"Wonton" in Chinese

The English name "wonton" can be written in Chinese either as "húndùn" (餛飩), the usual northern Chinese name meaning roughly "irregularly shaped pasta", or the more poetic "yúntūn" (Traditional Chinese: 雲吞; Simplified Chinese: 云吞), a popular Cantonese homonym that literally means "swallowing clouds". Both terms are pronounced as /wɐn11 tʰɐn55/ ? in Cantonese. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Look up homonym in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ...


In Sichuan, wonton are known as "chāo shǒu" (抄手) and often served in a sesame paste and chili oil sauce as a dish called "red oil wonton" (红油抄手).   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: SzÅ­4-chuan1; Postal map spelling: Szechwan and Szechuan) is a province in the central-western China with its capital at Chengdu. ...


Types

A wonton is made with a thin ten centimeter square lye-water pastry wrapper made of wheat flour, water, salt, and lye, and filled with savory minced meat. The filling is typically made of minced pork, coarsely diced shrimp, finely minced ginger, finely minced onions, sesame oil and soy sauce. Wontons can be served in soup or deep fried. Although commonly referred to as "dumplings", wontons are filled pasta similar to Italian tortellini or ravioli or Jewish kreplach. The thin wonton wrapper gives boiled wontons a texture similar to small meatballs. Lye is a caustic solution used for glass and soap making. ... Binomial name Zingiber officinale Roscoe Ginger is commonly used as a spice in cuisines throughout the world. ... Sesame oil (also known as gingelly oil and til oil) is an organic oil derived from sesames, noted to have the distinctive aroma and taste of its parent seed. ... Soy sauce (US) or soya sauce is a fermented sauce made from soybeans (soya beans), roasted grain, water and salt. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Tortellini in broth Tortellini is a ring-shaped pasta typically stuffed with (but not limited to) a mix of meat (such as pork loin, prosciutto crudo, or mortadella,) or cheese ([such as cheddar or parmesan]). Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually... Lemon dill shrimp ravioli Ravioli is a popular type of pasta, comprised of a filling, commonly (though not always) meat-based, sealed between two layers of pasta dough. ... Kreplach are small noodles filled with ground meat or cheese, usually boiled and served in soups. ... Swedish meatballs See also meatball (disambiguation) A meatball is a generally spherical mass of ground meat and other ingredients, such as bread or breadcrumbs, minced onion, various spices, and possibly eggs, cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce. ...


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Wonton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (576 words)
Each wonton is made with a thin 10cm square lye-water pastry wrapper (made of wheat flour, water, salt, and lye) and filled with savory minced meat.
Wontons can be served in soup or deep fried with rice or noodles.
Wonton pastry wrappers can also be made for thinly rolled hot water dough (made of flour, boiling water, and salt), though such wrappers are less commonly found.
Chinese Wonton (383 words)
Wonton dough is made from flour and water and shaped into thin 2-inch squares.
Wonton bonnets are usually deep fried until crispy and golden in peanut oil heated to 350 degrees in the traditional Chinese cooking pan, the wok.
As an appetizer, wonton are eaten plain or are often dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.
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