Wonton wrappers are wheat-based thin sheets for wonton or other dumplings.
Wonton Wrappers (ワンタンの皮・雲吞皮) are used in Japanese and many other Asian cuisines to make delicious homemade dumplings. Wonton wrappers are sold in square or round sheets and are slightly thicker than gyoza wrappers. The wrappers can be deep-fried, pan-fried, boiled, or steamed.
Difference Between Wonton Wrappers/Egg Roll Wrappers/Spring Roll Wrappers
Wonton and egg roll wrappers are made with a similar wheat and egg dough. However, wonton wrappers are smaller in size compared to the other two. Spring roll wrappers do not contain eggs and are thinner than wonton wrappers or egg roll wrappers.
Where To Buy
You can find wonton wrappers in the freezer section of Asian grocery stores. I typically buy my wonton wrappers from my local Japanese grocery store. There are a few local American brands like Nasoya or Twin Dragon you can buy from major American grocery stores like Walmart, Target, or Whole Foods. Each brand is different in terms of thickness and consistency.
How To Store
While working with wonton wrappers, cover the unused ones with a damp towel so they don’t dry out. If you are not using them immediately, wrap them well and keep them in the refrigerator for about a week or keep them in the freezer for 2-3 months.