Monday, May 12, 2008

The Seventh Daughter: Wontons

I'm having trouble building momentum with Cecilia Chiang's The Seventh Daughter because, because, because. . .

Because my house is wrapped in plastic and half in shambles, I have a toothache, we're planning a trip to Alaska, people keep inviting us to dinner, and right now I want to watch The Office more than I want to make Eight-Precious Rice Pudding with lotus seeds and ginkgo nuts. 

Lazy wench.

Beijing wontons in rich broth was the main (only) event tonight. Isabel briskly proclaimed this the best recipe we've made from the book. Slippery, popular, nourishing, fun. I can't think of anything profound to say about wontons at the moment. Maybe if I had a nice big glass of claret . . . 

Not even tempted. 


  1. What's better, pan-fried dumplings or boiled (if that's the other kind). I vote for pan-fried.

  2. Well, I really liked these dumplings you wrote about. But I probably, all things being equal, agree with Anonymous that fried are even better.