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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Lucky Barbecue & Noodle House specializes in Peking duck (and, ideal for this cold spell, the cooks also serve wonton soups and congee). Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 There's nothing better than a fried, gooey green chili wonton fresh from the fryer. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Eat like a true Louisvillian: These are the 5 foods all Kentucky Derby visitors must try," 30 Apr. 2018 Next door, find Rokai’s sister outpost, Rokai Ramen, a petit eatery offering spicy bean sprout and fried wonton dumpling starters and around 20 broth, noodle, and ramen soups. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 In Chinese-American cooking, if there is any pork [which is not a kosher food], it is usually concealed inside something, like a wonton. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "In the US, Jews have been eating American Chinese food on Christmas for over 100 years.," 21 Dec. 2018 Din Tai Fung, which had one concession stand last season, will get three now to hawk its wonton soup. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks step up the food game: Sandwiches from Salumi and pho are coming to CenturyLink Field," 6 Aug. 2018 Place 8 to 12 wontons in the water at a time and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Brandon Jew’s Whole Chicken Wontons in Broth," 1 Mar. 2018 Go straight for the spicy Sichuan wontons in chili oil. Catherine O’neill, Bon Appetit, "Your January Horoscope: Dumplings and Predictions," 2 Jan. 2018 Bring to a boil and then drop in the stuffed wonton wrapper. Redbook, "What's for Dinner at The White House?," 14 Jan. 2011

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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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