won ton

[won ton]
noun
1.
(in Chinese cooking) a dumpling filled with minced pork and spices, usually boiled in and served with soup but sometimes fried as a side dish.
2.
a soup containing won tons.
Also, wonton.


Origin:
1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling

wanton, won ton.
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won ton (ˈwɒn ˈtɒn)
 
n
1.  a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
2.  soup containing such dumplings
 
[from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry]

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Lunch combinations include your choice of entrée, steamed or fried rice, choice of egg drop or won ton soup and an egg roll.
Participants will enjoy everything from freshly cooked won ton dumplings to steamed salt fish and ground pork.
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