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How to make Won Ton Soup at home (餛飩)

The Won Ton is a very thin square shaped chinese dough, often filled with a ground pork mixture trapped inside and it is very popular in traditional Chinese cuisine. It is presented cooked in soups, or sometimes fried. It is a very popular dish in the Canton region of China, and in cantonese these characteurs mean "cloud bursting" and they are pronounced as Won Ton in Cantonese, and that is why today this pronunciation was adopted in many western languages ​​like English for this dish.

Each wonton is made from a dough square of 4 X 4 inches (or 10x10 cm), made with wheat flour, water and salt. This square is filled with ground pork, shrimp, ginger, chopped onions, sesame oil and soy sauce; you could probably say that they are equivalent of the tortellini or ravioli from the Italian cuisine - Interestingly in Chinese the tortellini and ravioli are referred to generically as "Italian wonton" (意大利 云吞). Other popular variants are the prawn wonton (鲜虾 云吞) or fish wonton. Fried Won Ton variant is usually served as a snack or appetizer, from the American-Chinese cuisine.

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A bowl of chinese Won Ton soup
Delicious Homemade Won Ton Soup!
* 12 cups (3 liters) chicken broth
* 1 pack wontons dough squares
* Green onions, washed and sliced thinly
* 1 egg

Filling mixture:
* 1 lb. (454 g) ground pork
* 1 egg
* 2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce
* 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
* 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
* Pepper, to taste
* Parsley

Cooking instructions:

1) Heat the chicken broth in a saucepan, but do not make it boil: it must simply be smoking at the time to use it.

2) In a bowl, mix all filling ingredients together. Reserve.

3) In another small bowl, beat the egg and reserve.

4) Bring a pot of water to a boil, adding 1 tablespoon (15 g) of salt.

5) Pour 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of salted boiling water over the flat Won Ton pasta to make it flexible, spoon one teaspoon of filling at its center.

6) Coat the edges of the Won Ton square with the beaten egg and seal the edges of the dough pressing them together, making sure there is no air trapped inside (this is important) to form a triangle at first, then fold again in the other direction to trap its filling. Coat the pieces of dough with the beaten egg. Prepare all Won Ton dumplings with remaining ingredients.

7) Cook the Won Tons in salted water. They are cooked when they rise to the surface of the water.

Take them out of the water with a slotted spoon, then put the Won Ton in the chicken bouillon. Simmer for about 15 minutes, then add in the sliced green onions.

Enjoy your meal!