Wontons first appeared in China over 2000 years ago. During the Winter Solstice Festival of the Song Dynasty (9601279), wealthy families would offer wontons as sacrificial offerings to honor their esteemed ancestors.

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After prayers the senior members of the family would ‘dine’ with the memory of past family members by savoring the wontons, each filled with rich meats and sweet fruit purees.

A thousand years would have to pass before wontons became a dish enjoyed by busy shoppers and hungry workers from street vendors across China.

Today wontons are enjoyed around the world. A single fresh oyster is now a favorite filling in both steamed and fried wontons. Enjoyed plain or with a dipping sauce, oyster filled wontons are part of a culinary tradition both ancient and very modern