Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year (CNY). CNY is observed in much of Eastern Asia and among Chinese immigrants. My relatives in Taiwan get nine(!) days off, and festivities can last over three weeks. Like Thanksgiving in the U.S., families travel home and spend the holiday together. Of course, food is a big part of the tradition. Dumpling folding parties are common. Shockingly, I’ve never made dumplings myself, though I grew up eating them almost weekly. My awesome fiancé decided to change that though and taught me how to make wontons today!
For wontons, start with square wrappers. Wonton wrappers are typically thinner than other dumpling wrappers. When assembling at home, the filling is usually homemade, but the wrapper is often store-bought. Have a small bowl of water ready for dipping your fingers, as well as a sheet pan for placing folded wontons.
In six simple steps, you will have a cute little wonton, ready to be cooked.