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Lalalime's avatar

Eating wonton by itself, without the soup?

Asked by Lalalime (95points) June 5th, 2009

I like the wontons themselves, but the broth does not excite me at all. Is it polite for me to scoop just them out of the broth and eat them seperately?

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arnbev959's avatar

Wontons are very large. You kind of have to eat them separately; it isn’t like rice soup where you can eat both the broth and the solid matter at the same time.

As for actually removing the wontons from the bowl and setting them aside on a plate, in most circles this would not be considered impolite. I suppose some places it could be, but for general purposes, you can eat your wonton soup any way you’d like.

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basp's avatar

Eat it the way you like it. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

Zen's avatar

Why not? It’s like eating just the kneidelech and not the soup on Passover. There’s always been a traditional connection between the Jews and the Chinese: I think I just found it.


marinelife's avatar

Fried wontons by themselves are often served. Eating steamed wontons is like any other steamed appetizer. I see no problem with it.

Wonton soup is just a variation on a theme, not a gastronomical directive.

bonus's avatar

@Marina Good point. Yeah, why not just go out for dim sum instead? Why order the soup with your won ton if you don’t want it? My preference is for the Soup Dumplings, if you can find them.

Darwin's avatar

We like our wontons best when they are steamed, then lightly sauteed on one side, and served with a sauce that is a blend of soy sauce, vinegar, hot pepper oil, and ginger. They are called “Pot Stickers.”

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@Zen: That and mah jong. :-)
@lalalime: I can’t think of any other way to eat wonton soup, so I don’t see a problem with it…

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, it may be a regional thing, but at our favorite Oriental buffet they serve them separately, side by side.

SirBailey's avatar

@Lala, I am SO with you on this. There’s a restaurant near me (buffet) that has the wontons SEPARATE from the soup! You’d love it!!!

iquanyin's avatar

@darwin yum! me too!

CMaz's avatar

That is the way I like it. If I go to a Chinese buffet. I like putting the wantons in my hot and sour soup.

marinelife's avatar

@bonus Shu mai, anyone? Or shrimp balls? Now I want dim sum.

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