Introduction: Shrimp Won Ton!

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Won Tons are easy to make, and require only a single burner to heat water or soup in. You'll need wrappers from the grocery, soy sauce, garlic, a dash of ginger, some chopped scallions, and chopped shimp and optionally pork.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Mince 4 oz shimp. Add a tablespoon chopped green onion, a 1/4 teaspoon each crushed garlic and ginger, a teaspoon chopped bamboo shoots if you have them, and a dash- say a teaspoon- light soy. sauce. Mix well.

Step 2: Assembly

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Lay some wrappers on a cutting board or plate. Put a teaspoon of the mixture in the center of each. Wet two edges, and fold into triangles. Now bring the two far ends of the triangle together, and press.

Step 3: Cooking

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Drop the assembled won tons into your chicken soup to which you've added a dash of light soy, and a bit of ginger and garlic. Cook at a low boil for about 5 minutes, and serve. Add some chopped green onions for a garnish, if you like.


mastermakoko (author)2010-08-10

do you live in indonesia? i see an abc soy sauce

Wolfbird (author)2009-11-25

In place of bamboo shoots I have used chopped (canned) water chestnuts. Very crunchy, mild flavour. I've never had bamboo before, so I cannot offer any comment on them.

I also use lemongrass (I've got this variety of crushed lemongrass in a tube what comes premixed with some oil to keep it fresh) in place of ginger. I put about a 1/2 tsp in for about 15 dumpligs/won tons.

mje (author)2007-04-03

The previous link to my food page had a problem- I put in a period that messed it up. The correct URL is

fenris (author)2007-04-01

I tried to go to and got 'Page Not Found'

mje (author)fenris2007-04-03

Try again. I just clicked on the link in your comment and it took me right there.

fenris (author)2007-04-01

...but I do like this instructable. I love wonton soup at the chinese restaurant, and I suppose I could have figured out how to do it, but never tried. Thanks.

lemonie (author)2007-03-10

Fresh shrimp, should be accopanied by fresh garlic (and ginger). I inherited a jar of that stuff, which sat in a cupboard for years before I threw it out.
These look very good though, and simple too.


JakeTobak (author)2007-02-15

You know I'm allergic to shrimp, right? Why do you hate me? Why are you trying to kill me? Aside from the shrimps though, it looks very good.

mje (author)JakeTobak2007-02-15

Dang! Almost got him. You can also use finely ground pork, finely chopped firm-fleshed fish (try saying that ten times fast), a mix of shrimp and pork... there are a lot of possibilities.

trebuchet03 (author)2007-02-14

I'll have to find some of those wonton wraps (or figure out how to make some :P).

mje (author)trebuchet032007-02-15

Just about every grocery store carries them- check the produce section.

canida (author)2007-02-14

That looks good! I'll make some this weekend.

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