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Old 02-23-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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What are those fried crunchy things?

We were eating in a Chinese restaurant the other day, and I saw something I've seen often before...fried, crispy things served in a bowl like chips. Does anyone know what they're called?

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Old 02-23-2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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Sounds like fried noodles. A local spot we go to serves little bowls of fried noodles. They are a little wide.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:54 PM   #3
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No, these are squares, like dumplings, and real flakey looking.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:54 PM   #4
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If they looked like crumpled up squares of tan paper, they were fried wontons.

Absolutely delicious, especially if they are warm!

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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No, these are squares, like dumplings, and real flakey looking.
Cocktail or mini dim-sims [dim-sums to you] ??
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:36 PM   #6
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If they looked like crumpled up squares of tan paper, they were fried wontons.

Absolutely delicious, especially if they are warm!

Lee
That's exactly what they looked like! Thanks, Lee. They didn't have them listed on the lunch menu...guess you just have to know what to order. Next time, I'm getting some!
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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Hi Connie,
they are the fried wontons, we also order a side or sweet and sour sauce to dunk them in..The little guys love them and so do I But not today Picked up a bug from Olivia's baby sitter and feel yutzy.


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Old 02-24-2007, 06:10 AM   #8
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The others are indeed right. They're deep-fried wonton wrappers. Great on congee for the crunch. I've seen these on top of the roast duck pizza of California Pizza Kitchen. Boy, while the added crunch was great, the roof of my mouth was still raw two days after having this pizza!
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the ones similar and slightly larger and tied with the green of a spring onion are called Beggars Purses.
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We don't have fried wontons here. They serve shrimp chips.
The wontons sound so much better to me.
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