Making Wonton With Love
It’s Valentine’s Day today, But I want talk about another kind of love, It’s love from parents.
Wonton(馄饨) is a kind of traditional Chinese food. We can buy wonton easily from supermarkets, Or enjoy them easily at restaurants, But my parents insist on making wonton for me before I leave. They know their wonton is the kind I love most.
Wonton is one of my favorite Chinese cuisines. It has different names in different places of China. （馄饨 in most places of China, 云吞 in Cantonese area, 抄手 in Sichuan).
In my hometown at Southern Yangtze River area, There is a clear distinction between “small wontons” and “large wontons” . “Lare wontons” is often served in chicken soup, With minced meat and green vegetables fillings.
Wonton was a kind of luxury when I was a little child. My parents earned very little money then. But my parents knew how much I love them, So they would buy two bowls of wonton for me every two weeks. Only for me, Not themselves. I still remeber the summer holiday when I was ten years old, I traveled to Chengdu together with mother, I would ask for three bowls of wonton everyday, that’s cost much money that we hardly had no money back home.
But we can’t eat real capsella bursa-pastoris wontons at restaurant. Capsella bursa-pastoris（also known as shepherd’s-purse) is the best vegetable for wonton in my eyes. It’s a kind of wild vegetable which grows at many places but a difficult to collect. Though we can buy some planted ones now but that’s not the same taste. I don’t know how hard my father got these wild ones. (Sorry I miss the photo of Capsella bursa-pastoris, My father already finished making the filling before I thought of taking the pictures). The filling with capsella bursa-pastoris is hard to prepare, But the special fresh taste is very very great.
Yeah, No yummy can compare with the capsella bursa-pastoris wontons made by my parents. That’s the food made with love.
Thank you so much, My dear Dad and Mam! I love you so much!
(Know more about wonton on wikipedia: Wonton)
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