This is my first try at wontons and I had mixed success with it but I'm giving it five stars because I'm pretty sure any problems I had were operator error and it was flat out delicious no matter the glitches. I first fried them as an appetizer with a Thai style dipping sauce. I stuffed the wontons as full as I thought I could and still seal them but after I removed them from the hot oil either the filling had shrunk or the wonton had expanded and there was a large pocket inside the wrapper that was only half full of filling. Still, we all loved them as an appetizer. I next made the soup and that's what I'll probably stick to in the future. Absolutely delicious. I added some fresh grated ginger, a little fish sauce, and a little more tamari to the broth. Once again I had a little issue with the wontons as they wanted to disintegrate before I was ready to serve. Maybe I cooked them too long? Still, I won't hesitate to make this again because the flavor combo of the cabbage, filling and seasonings was out of this world. I am considering just turning the filling into small meatballs, browning them and adding them to the broth along with some soba noodles next time. No matter, a great recipe!
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This is my first try at wontons and I had mixed success with it but I'm giving it five stars...