Wontons are quite popular not only in China but also in various other Asian as well as American countries. Wontons were introduced by the West by those early settlers in China town who were primarily from those Cantonese speaking cities in the Southern China.
As per Chinese, the word wontons bear the meaning of “swallowing clouds” and it does resemble the spiral cloud motif in the handicrafts of China. Wontons or chinese dumplings are one of the most popular and famous dishes of Chinese restaurants.
The many types of wontons
The Cantonese Wonton: it is known to have a yellow wrapping which is made from egg and flour and looks more like a thick pasta sheet. This is then filled with shrimps and minced pork. These chinese dumplings Melbourne are usually served along with egg noodles. But the credit goes to the preparation of the broth as it is considered as an art in itself. But each and every wonton soup is a secret recipe in itself.
The Shanghainese Wonton
These are the other kinds of wontons which come with a white colored outer wrapping and they also differ in the kind of filling that goes inside it. Even the wrappings are made using just the flour and the filling has minced pork and bok choy. There is also other variation to it where they add chopped leaks as well as spring onions. The soup recipe too differs and the soup here is made using soy sauce, water and also a bit of seasoning is added to the same.
While the above mentioned one happens to be the actual recipe, the international cuisines have made some variations in both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
The Sichuan Wonton
This is another kind of wonton which is also called with the name “Chao Shou” which means crossed hands in Chinese. Even these wontons have a thick and a white colored wrapping. The sauce though is very spicy and these wontons are boiled on that sauce to it more taste.
Name of this wonton comes from the way these are wrapped. The wrapping resembles that of a person folding his hands but there are also some variations where we can find a triangle shaped Sichuan Wonton.
Be it whatever kind of wonton, the recipes of these can be changed as per our local cuisine and ingredients can be added based on the same and they would still taste the best.
If you are one of those who haven’t yet tried these foods, you can try making these at home or dine at the best Chinese restaurant to experience the taste of Chinese Cuisine.