won·​ton | \ ˈwän-ˌtän How to pronounce wonton (audio) \

Definition of wonton

: filled pockets of noodle dough served boiled in soup or fried

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Menu items are expected to include dishes such as black bean sweet potato wontons, macaroni and cheese with layers of butternut squash, salads, bowls like a turmeric tahini noodle bowl and burgers — both a hamburger and a black bean burger. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Plant curious’ Hungry Pants restaurant coming to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood," 11 Sep. 2019 The crispy wonton shells were stuffed with ahi tuna poke and avocado, with dehydrated onion ash to make the ends look black like a smoked cigar. Daily Pilot, "On Food: My top five dishes at the Pacific Food and Wine Classic and where to find them," 22 Aug. 2019 The ones at Sichuan Impression whop a ma la punch that hits you about three wontons in, as the heat and that numbing sensation start to build. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The best dumplings in Los Angeles, an official guide," 29 July 2019 Bol, which offers Vietnamese pho and Chinese dishes such as wonton noodle soup, fried rice and General Tso’s Chicken until the wee hours (1 a.m. weekdays, 3 a.m. weekends) has nearly tripled its capacity, from 58 to 160 seats. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Hard Rock Hollywood opens new food court, center bar and bigger Bol restaurant," 9 Aug. 2019 Options include the Peruvian steak and Oaxacan cheese sandwich, a pork belly banh mi and a Chinese chicken salad with cabbage and kale slaw, crispy wontons and miso-mustard sesame dressing. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants that recently opened in your neighborhood, August 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 For a newer dish, Chesa rolls Dungeness crab up tight in a wonton wrapper then lays each crispy cigar on a plate with flower petals, fish roe and a fresh green bean purée. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Ataula is Portland’s finest Spanish restaurant (2019 review)," 4 Aug. 2019 Ren’s cart specializes in a northern Chinese street food dish called bing, a sort of savory crepe layered with egg, scallions, a spicy sauce and a crispy wonton. oregonlive.com, "Much-loved Alder Street food cart pod serves up its finale," 28 June 2019 This dish of slippery round rice noodles is tossed tableside with coconut curry chicken thighs, yellow bean powder, cilantro, fried onions, crispy wontons, fish sauce, hardboiled egg slices and a squeeze of lemon. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Walnut Creek’s fabulous new Burma 2," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of wonton

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wonton

Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn-tān

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English Language Learners Definition of wonton

: a Chinese food made of dough that is filled with meat or vegetables and often served boiled in soup

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