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How To Wrap Wontons Classic Way?

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wonton for Huai Yang wonton soup

How to wrap wontons at home so you can make super delicious and healthy wontons easily? Keep reading to learn detailed instructions on how to wrap classic wontons with an easy to follow 3-step tutorial.

Wontons are a classic and traditional food in China’s Yangtze River Delta area, home to Huai Yang cuisine. Dumplings, or “Jiao Zi” is a northern China food.

Classic Huai Yang style wontons use square wraps and look like a dustpan, or some people refer to it as “bonnet”.

Born and growing up in Suzhou, the Huai Yang wonton soup has been one of my favorites. As a child, having a steaming bowl of wonton soup at the over 100-year-old brand restaurant in downtown Suzhou was always a treat I looked forward to.

Huai Yang Wonton Soup {Authentic Way}
Huai Yang Wonton Soup {Authentic Way}

For wonton wrappers, you can either make them at home or use store-bought square wonton wrappers.

If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer or a manual pasta maker, it is genuinely easy to make the wraps at home. Use the pasta roller to make thin dough sheets and then cut them use a dough cutter to about 3-inch x 3-inch squares. See “Homemade Wonton Wraps” for a detailed step-by-step easy to follow tutorial.

For wonton fillings, please see “Huai Yang Wonton Soup” for a classic pork with baby Bok Choy recipe.

How to wrap wontons classic way via easy three steps

Step One:

Put one wonton wrap into the left hand (right hand if you are a lefty), Place about two teaspoonfuls of wonton fillings in the center of the wrap.

fold a wonton step 1

Step Two:

Use fingers to fold the wrapper in half, until two edges touch, and then gently press the edge around the fillings to seal the fillings inside the wrapper.

fold a wonton step 2

So far these two steps should look fairly familiar to those who make ravioli at home. Correct, these are almost identical steps for folding a ravioli. But wait, ravioli are typically two-dimensional, but classic Chinese wontons are three-dimensional. The step three is the final last-mile run.

Step Three:

With one hand’s thumb and index fingers hold on to one bottom corner, and the other hand’s hold on to the other bottom corner, bring the two corners together toward the middle. When they meet, give it a firm squeeze to seal both corners together.

wonton fold step 3

Hooray, you have learned how to wrap wontons in the classic way!

Homemade Wonton {Huai Yang Style}
Homemade Wonton {Huai Yang Style}

Tips & Tricks:

Home freshly made wraps are moist and softer, therefore easier to press and seal wontons. Store-bought wraps are typically drier and stiffer. If you are using store-bought wraps, make sure you dab water around the areas where you want to seal the wontons.

Do you like wonton? Make sure you check out below:

Homemade Wonton {Huai Yang Style}

How To Wrap Wontons Classic Way Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

How to wrap wontons at home so you can make super delicious and healthy wontons easily? Learn detailed instructions on how to wrap classic wontons with an easy to follow 3-step tutorial.

Ingredients

  • Homemade wonton wraps (See notes for homemade wonton wraps recipe) or store-bought square wontons wraps
  • Wonton fillings (See notes for classic Huai Yang style pork with baby Bok Choy recipe)
  • 1 tbsp water, optional

Instructions

    1. Put one wonton wrap into the left hand (right hand if you are a lefty), Place about 2 teaspoonfuls of wonton fillings in the center of the wrap.huai yang wonton fold a wonton step 1
    2. Use fingers to fold the wraps in half, until two edges touch, and then gently press the edge around the fillings to seal the fillings inside the wrap. Huai Yang wonton fold a wonton step 2
    3. With one hand's thumb and index fingers hold on to one bottom corner, and the other hand's hold on to the other bottom corner, bring the two corners together toward the middle. When they meet, give it a firm squeeze to seal both corners together.huai yang style wonton fold step 3

Notes

  • For easy homemade wonton wraps, see "Homemade wonton wraps" for a detailed step-by-step tutorial.
  • For a classic Huai Yang style wonton filling which is pork with baby Bok Choy, see "Huai Yang wonton soup" for a detailed recipe.
  • Home freshly made wraps are moist and softer, therefore easier to press and seal wontons. Store-bought wraps are typically drier and stiffer. If you are using store-bought wraps, make sure you dab water around the areas where you want to seal the wontons.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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