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Are Wontons Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Wondering if your favourite wonton soup fits into your new plant-based diet? Keep reading to find out.

What are wontons?

spicy wontons

Wontons are a traditional Chinese stuffed dumpling that can be found right across the country cropping up in many regional cuisines. They’re made by stretching out a square of dough, or wrapper, directly in the palm of your hand, filling and sealing them into any shape by pinching the wrapper shut with your fingers. The wontons are then either boiled, steamed or fried and often added to soups. 

What are wontons made from?

The wrapper’s dough is generally made from flour, water, salt and eggs but the filling can be made from almost anything – ground and spiced vegetables, shrimps or meat are most common though. 

ball of dough

Are wontons vegan?

Generally speaking, no, wontons aren’t suitable for vegans. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many delicious plant-based wonton recipes and restaurants, but they’re most likely to include egg in the dough and quite often meat in the filling.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way through the comments below.

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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