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Are deep-fried wontons Chinese?


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Are deep-fried wontons Chinese?

rworange | Aug 23, 2010 11:35 AM

If not who thought of this? What is the origin?

Wiki seems to indicate they are a Chinese-American thing.

"In American Chinese cuisine (and in Canada as well), wontons are served in two ways: in wonton soup (wontons in a clear broth), and as an appetizer called fried wontons. Fried wontons are often served without filling and eaten with duck sauce or Chinese mustard. Some fried wontons are filled with a cream cheese and crab filling and called crab rangoon. Compared to the Far East versions, fried wontons are eaten dry."

Add Guatemala to that .. and if you are ever there ... get the deep-fried wontons ... they are better than any I've tried in the US ... large, light and delicately crispy ... without a speck of grease with pleasant little fillings and lovely sweet and sour. An interesting sort of fusion of two cultures ... wontons are fabulous with Pacamas, a hot green sauce.

I was never a fan in the US were they are often hard, greasy and with a minimal flavor.

So, given my new fondness for wontons, I was wondering where they got their start.

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