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. They 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.
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What Are Wonton Wrappers
Wonton wrappers are thin, square wheat-based wrappers used to make wonton dumplings. The dumplings are usually served in broths or with noodles.
It’s made with high-gluten wheat flour, salt, cornstarch, and water. You can also make homemade wonton wrappers.
What Does It Taste
Like gyoza wrappers, it has a wheat flavor and a slippery texture when boiled.
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 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. You can buy a few local American brands like Nasoya or Twin Dragon 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 in plastic wrap and keep them in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for 2-3 months.