Momo, dumpling, wonton, gyoza. Perfection in every form.
No matter what sort of day it’s been, wontons can help with everything. Sad? Wontons can soothe the soul. Celebrating? Wontons are the perfect party companion. Tired? Wontons are a no-fuss dinner option. Piping hot and full of delicious flavours of your choice, we’ve never met a wonton we haven’t loved. And it seems like history agrees.
Across the world, there are versions of this tremendous dumpling from Poland’s Pierogies to India’s own modaks. It feels like every country in the world has some iteration of a filling wrapped in dough to add to their cuisine. But of course, east Asia, and China in particular have really perfected the art of dumplings.
You might feel a little intimidated at the idea of making them at home, but we promise that they look a lot more complicated than they are and since the hardest part of dumpling making is perfecting the dough, we suggest buying pre-made pastry sheets to speed up the process.
These Chicken and Chive Wontons are the perfect meal for a night in. You can eat them as they are, drop them in a soup or even fry them off at the end for a crispy finish. And since the recipe can be adjusted depending on how many people you’re cooking for, it’s an easy solo meal as well. Just approximate 1 teaspoon of filling per dumpling and you’re on the way to deliciousness.