If you've never had wontons, it's basically a juicy, chewy ball of minced meat folded into a thin sheet of dough.
Wontons are a quintessential Chinese dish with a ton of variations on folding techniques and fillings throughout the different regions of China. In Cantonese, it's pronounced wàhn tān, which roughly translates to "swallowing a cloud". They're a staple of Cantonese culture, and in places like Guangzhou and Hong Kong, it's almost impossible to NOT run into a restaurant or food stall that sells a cheap, heartwarming bowl of wontons or wonton noodle soup.
Wontons are like a warm hug in your mouth, and they'll always remind me of my childhood. Growing up, my parents almost always served me a hot bowl of wonton noodle soup for breakfast before school. This recipe will always be near and dear to my heart, and I hope my kids get to experience the same warmth and love that I felt eating this all the time.
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