The secret is in the broth…

November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

This might be the Asian in me talking, but…

I honestly think there’s nothing better than having a warm bowl of wontons on a cold, wintery day.

Eaten with a fork, no less.

There is something instantly gratifying about plunging your fork into a juicy dumpling, biting it in half, and savouring the flavours until you can’t stop yourself from taking another bite.

I found that the key to an amazing bowl of wonton soup is the chicken broth. Unfortunately, I’m too lazy to make my own, and have been relying on a canned “Chinese” chicken broth. It’s definitely not your typical chicken broth that you can pick up in the soup aisle at your local grocery store…I mean…it’s got a chunk of chicken fat floating in the can of broth! It MUST be the real thing! Nothing really compares. It’s a bit on the salty side, so I usually dilute it with a cup of water, and to cut the slightly harsh flavour, I chop up some green onions and add it to the boiling broth.

SO GOOD. It’s almost magic.

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