When you are feeling blue or coming down with a cold, usually the best relief can be found at the bottom of a bowl of delicious noodle soup. Nothing screams “comfort food” more than some slurpy noodles cooked in succulent broth, and topped with a few ingredients that let the simplicity of the dish do the talking. The same can also be said for flash fried noodles, tossed in a fiery wok so that the accompanying vegetables keep their crunch and you end up with a steaming plate of spicy goodness.
With this in mind, it is no surprise that noodle dishes have captured our hearts, and although many of them originated in Asia, they have found their way around the globe to tickle our taste buds. In its simplest form the noodle may be one of the humblest foods on the planet, but it is also one of the most versatile and the most delicious.
Wonton and noodles may just be one of the best food combinations since peanut butter and jelly. This dish is Cantonese in origin and is eaten all over China.
Wonton is the name for the dumplings that are used in this noodle soup. They are usually filled with shrimp or chicken, and come with a paper-thin casing, meaning they cook through while still remaining plump and juicy.
The wonton dumplings are then piled on top of egg noodles and covered in a delicious broth made from pork or chicken stock. To add a burst of color, leafy green vegetables are added to the mix.