When I first got to China, I asked my host family where I could find wonton soup. I even showed them a picture of it, but they had no idea what it was. Why? Wonton is Cantonese, which is only spoken in Hong Kong. The Mandarin word in húntún. After several months, I finally found them in Lanzhou at a chain restaurant. I thought that wontons and jiaozi (dumplings) were the same thing, but it turns out the wrappers are different (square) and húntún are pretty much only meant for soup.
The Recipe (10 dumplings per person)
What you need & What to do:
- Follow the ingredients and directions to make jiaozi, only using square wrappers instead of round.
- Boil the dumplings in chicken stock.
- Throw in some chopped spring onions.
- Serve with broth as a tasty soup! (Add lajiao and dark vinegar if you like)
Difficulty: 4/10 (only because everything has to be diced up very tiny)