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How To Wrap A Wonton

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Using prepared, packaged wonton wrappers is the easiest way to make wonton at home.  They can be purchased in most Asian grocery stores at the refrigerated section.

How To Wrap A Wonton

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How To Wrap A Wonton
  • 1 bowl of wonton filling
  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers
  • 1 small bowl of water
  1. Place the wonton wrapper on a flat working surface. Keep the wrappers that are not being used in an air tight package so they will not dry out. Place a teaspoon (or less) amount of the filling onto the center of the wrapper. Start from a small amount so it’s easier to work with.
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  2. Use your finger to moisten the edges of the wrappers with water. This will act as the glue to keep the wonton wrap held together when folding. When the edges have been moistened, fold the wrapper in half to create a rectangular shape, pressing any air that might be trapped around the filling.
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  3. Turn the wonton over and fold the sides inward so that they overlap.
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  4. Wet the portion where the sides meet. Pinch to close and seal.
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  5. Here are the cute little wontons!
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  • Georgina paredes February 9, 2013, 11:40 am

    This was great . Thank you, and very easy to make your own wrappers too

    • Nami February 11, 2013, 11:25 am

      Thank you for your kind comment, Georgina! :)

  • Farah February 10, 2013, 7:17 am

    Hi, thank you for sharing this.
    Today I made fried wanton and decided to use this way of wrapping it. It was nice and turned out like petals. And my mother love it too.

    • Nami February 11, 2013, 11:28 am

      Hi Farah! I’m so happy to hear you liked how I wrap wontons! Thank you so much for your feedback. :)

  • Art Wong February 16, 2013, 8:24 pm

    Hi Nami, The way my dad taught me to wrap wontons is a little different – I do it on the diagonal.

    Using a flat butter knife scoop up some filling and press it to the bottom corner of the skin. Flip the knife so it is now caught under the filling and the corner is facing up. Flip the knife again in the same direction so the corner is now tucked under. Slide the knife out. You now have a triangle with the filling caught in the middle. Wet the knife and wipe the water onto one of the bottom corners and bring under to the opposite corner to join.

    The wonton looks very similar to yours except the filling is not folded and the loose skin is much larger so it will fan out in the broth. With a little practice a stack of wonton skins can be held in one hand and the wontons rolled right on the stack without ever putting down your knife!

    By the way, thanks for all your wonderful recipes!!!!

    • Nami February 16, 2013, 8:44 pm

      Hi Art! Thank you for sharing your father’s great wonton wrapping skill! :) And thank you for your kind compliments on my blog.

  • Gourmet Creations March 7, 2013, 6:00 am

    Always wanted to know how to do this!

  • Andy March 11, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Hello Nami,

    Thank you for showing everyone how to wrap a wonton. Today is my first time doing it. At first, I tried a few different ways and they looked so funny. Then, I decided to check it out online and found your site. It was so helpful even my wraps were not as neat as yours but they looked much better than my original ways.


    • Nami March 12, 2013, 12:58 am

      Hi Andy! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I’m glad my instruction worked out. :) Thanks for letting me know!

  • Alexander October 27, 2013, 11:37 am

    Hi there Nami! Thank you so much for this tutorial! My wontons turned out gorgeous, though not as gorgeous as yours. :)

    • Nami October 28, 2013, 12:35 am

      Hi Alexander! Glad to hear your wontons came out well! :) Thank you so much for letting me know!

  • Ani February 6, 2014, 1:06 pm

    My grandma wraps them the same way! When I saw your pictures, it took me back to my childhood when I used to help my grandma in the kitchen wrap wontons. I just found your blog this afternoon, searching for sushi recipes to make for dinner tonight. Your sushi recipes and tutorials are great!

    • Nami February 6, 2014, 9:46 pm

      Hi Ani! I’m glad to hear your grandma wraps the wontons the same way too! :) So happy that you found my site! I hope you enjoyed having sushi tonight and that my recipe/tutorial was helpful. :)

  • patricia April 10, 2014, 12:16 am

    Ill give it ago its look great way to do them.

    • Nami April 10, 2014, 10:02 am

      Hi Patricia! Thank you, and hope you enjoy making wontons!

  • Colin April 13, 2014, 12:39 am

    I have eaten heaps and heaps of wontons and have always wondered ….how do they wrap them? Now I know thanks to your excellent website. In fact we are having eggplant and chilli wontons for dinner tonight. Thanks Nami

    • Nami April 14, 2014, 8:00 pm

      Hi Colin! Eggplant and chilli wontons! That sounds fabulous. I hope you enjoyed wrapping wontons and enjoy eating! :) Thanks so much for writing!