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Wonton Soup

As with many types of food, the origin of the wonton is difficult to trace. Many Chinese food come in small parcels. In Mainland China, wonton is actually a Southern or Cantonese variation of hun tun which roughly means irregularly shaped pasta. While hun tun means irregular shaped pasta, wonton has a more poetic meaning - swallowing clouds. The thin wheat-based wrappers resemble clouds floating when they are cooked and served in soups. The Cantonese has taken their little meat parcel all over the world, the name has since become more well-known than hun tun especially in the US, Australia and Europe.

Wonton Soup

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Wontons are easy to freeze and store:
Arrange your extra wontons on sheets of baking paper, 1 layer per sheet. Do not stack! Place them inside the freezer
When they are frozen, remove from freezer and pack in ziplock bags Return them to the freezer and these frozen wontons can be kept for 2 weeks.
The only thing to note is that these frozen wontons cannot be thawed as the wonton skins would go all mushy. If they cannot be thawed, they cannot be fried. They can only be boiled or steamed.

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I love wonton soup! Whenever I'm not feeling well it's all I want to eat - so comforting and nourishing. I just love the texture of the wontons with the broth. I'll try these at home now rather than ordering Chinese Takeout!
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