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How to make real Wonton Noodle in Soup?

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How to make real Wonton Noodle in Soup?

Don't think this has been mentioned before. These days I'm making my own Wonton noodle in soup! That's right, I want to make it just like the chinese noodle shops!

Somehow I can't seem to get it exactly right. The closest I've got which tastes alright is using the following :

- fresh uncooked wonton noodle and shrimp wontons from "Chim Jia Gai" noodle shop at Hwy7/West Beaver Creek (I never knew they sold their stuff uncooked until I saw a lady buy a bunch of wontons the other day!)
- fresh chopped green onions
- Campbell's chicken broth
- sesame oil (haven't tried this yet but I bought a small bottle today)
- Boil the wonton noodles, then rinse. Then add everything above plus water and bring to a boil again. The wontons may need to stay in a few minutes longer esp. if from frozen.


Am I doing this right?
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so you are buying the wontons already made to add to broth? if this is correct and you are just looking for the right taste, this is what i use... knorr wonton soup mix :) its got just the right taste. then i put in the cooked wontons and sprinkle chopped green onion over top. sometimes i add fresh mushroom, just because i love mushrooms!

it comes in a little container. the only place i ever see it is asian stores, not the regular supermarket, but that could just be here.

hope thats what you were looking for.
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Actually I have that too. I used that before trying the chicken broth but it didn't taste as good :(

Also, you know the chopped green onions. I prepared a bowl full and put saran wrap over it, then stuck it in the fridge. And now when I open the fridge, it smells like the green onions. Is that normal? How long does it last in the fridge before going bad? I notice it's a little moist obviously after the washing (they were so dirty and I bought it from an english supermarket, Loblaws!)
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try using. a brand called Swanson(I think) or chicken stock instead. Swasnon is awhite label with green trim. (I think the brand is swanson, it might be something elese, sometimes the can is written in chinese)
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felix: it doesn't go bad versus just going dry.

Also try using Noodle King noodles. Cheaper and pretty close to street stuff if prepped right. MAKE SURE NOT TO OVERCOOK THESE NOODLES as it's extremely easy to do.
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I like noodle king too. I figured the fresh or refrigerated ones would be more healthy.
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felix wrote:- fresh uncooked wonton noodle and shrimp wontons from "Chim Jia Gai" noodle shop at Hwy7/West Beaver Creek (I never knew they sold their stuff uncooked until I saw a lady buy a bunch of wontons the other day!)
How much did you pay for the wontons and how many did you get?? Jim Jai Gay has huge wontons like ping pong balls which is what I like about them however they do lack in taste. The best wontons in town are at "Jun Jun" down in Scarborough off Glen Watfort Drive. Second I"d put Big Joy up on Highway 7. I love wonton noodle soup!!
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i dunno but my mom/dad makes them good and tasty
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[QUOTE]Don't think this has been mentioned before. These days I'm making my own Wonton noodle in soup! That's right, I want to make it just like the chinese noodle shops!

Somehow I can't seem to get it exactly right. The closest I've got which tastes alright is using the following :

- fresh uncooked wonton noodle and shrimp wontons from "Chim Jia Gai" noodle shop at Hwy7/West Beaver Creek (I never knew they sold their stuff uncooked until I saw a lady buy a bunch of wontons the other day!)
- fresh chopped green onions
- Campbell's chicken broth
- sesame oil (haven't tried this yet but I bought a small bottle today)
- Boil the wonton noodles, then rinse. Then add everything above plus water and bring to a boil again. The wontons may need to stay in a few minutes longer esp. if from frozen.


Am I doing this right?[/QUOTE]

I went to a George Brown class for Chinese Cuisine just last fall. The method that the teacher took in making the wonton soup was to add a dried fish and shrimp shells to the soup and let it boil in chicken stock to extract the flavour. Then you remove the fish and shells and that's the wonton soup. A little more time consuming but it tasted pretty authentic to me.
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Iron Chef Shanghai wrote:I went to a George Brown class for Chinese Cuisine just last fall. The method that the teacher took in making the wonton soup was to add a dried fish and shrimp shells to the soup and let it boil in chicken stock to extract the flavour. Then you remove the fish and shells and that's the wonton soup. A little more time consuming but it tasted pretty authentic to me.
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Correct me if I'm wrong..
but isn't the noodles also put in the wok for a couple of seconds before they add it to the won ton soup?
It's hard to get the texture of the noodles right.
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Blunt wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong..
but isn't the noodles also put in the wok for a couple of seconds before they add it to the won ton soup?
It's hard to get the texture of the noodles right.
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I don't remember how much but the fresh wontons "Jim Jai Gay" sells are either by the dozen or half dozen, and the fresh noodles are $0.75 each. They are softer and taste better than the other ones purchased in grocery stores. I had it yesterday too :-)

Big Joy noodles are good too. :D

BTW, I did try the Swanson brand of chicken broth also, along with a few other cheap looking ones. I still seem to like the Campbell soup brand the best :cheesygri
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yeah, I think you may be right. For some reason I can't seem to get the texture right ... which is why I was asking if I'm cooking it "correctly". All I do is I put everything in a pot of boiling water. Somehow it doesn't seem to taste/look the same as in restaurants.

Blunt wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong..
but isn't the noodles also put in the wok for a couple of seconds before they add it to the won ton soup?
It's hard to get the texture of the noodles right.
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felix wrote:yeah, I think you may be right. For some reason I can't seem to get the texture right ... which is why I was asking if I'm cooking it "correctly". All I do is I put everything in a pot of boiling water. Somehow it doesn't seem to taste/look the same as in restaurants.
They don't put the noodles in no wok or whatever. There's a trick to cooking the noodles. You need to dip the noodles in and out, in and out. Don't cook the noodles for more than 30 seconds.
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