Exceedingly Flavorful Chaos – Baked Wontons

Losing weight does not need to be restrictive or boring, or so I am trying to prove to my husband every day. Here is one of his favorite dishes, made exactly within the framework of his dietician’s list (hanging on my refrigerator) and totally delicious!


“Where are the hornless dragons which carry bears on their backs for sport? Where is the great serpent with nine heads and where is the Shu-Hu?” (Zhuangzi ca. 3rd-2nd centuries BCE).


The dragon, it seems, is right here, but both Shu and Hu have gone visiting. Their host is none other than Mr Chaos, as Confucius scathingly calls him, otherwise known as Hundun, Hun-Tun, Wantan, or  – you got it! – Wonton. It all depends on your Chinese pronunciation, Beautiful People.

“The emperor of the South Sea was called Shu [Brief], the emperor of the North Sea was called Hu [Sudden], and the emperor of the central region was called Hun-tun [Chaos]. Shu and Hu from time to time came together for a meeting in the territory of Hun-tun, and Hun-tun treated them very generously. Shu and Hu discussed how they could repay his kindness. “All men,” they said…

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  1. That’s one i want to try for the next ladies’ meeting, i think they would love it.

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    1. Thank you, dear Mimi! Warning: it’s a lot of work to do it for a group.


  2. Your husband has a wonderful guidance, in loosing weight, with so many great culinary delights. Thank you for sharing, and best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael, but the credit belongs to his trio of young and caring doctors: primary physician, endocrinologist, and dietician. They provide guidance; I only cook to make sure that everything is in accordance with the list.

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      1. Yes, but you are the controller. :-))

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      2. Ha! I won’t tell him you said that! I am just a humble cook and bottle washer.

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  3. Mmmm. Wontons are so good! 😍

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    1. They are! Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Gail.

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  4. What a good idea to bake rather than fry.

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    1. Thank you, dear Dorothy! I usually “try not to fry” whenever possible.

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      1. Me too! I’ll be thinking about these!

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      2. Great – good luck!

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    1. I am glad you liked this post and linked to it, dear friend!


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