Wonton Folding


At Christmas every year, my friend’s family folds wontons together. This is an important ritual that everyone participates in. When a new family member is married in or born, they are taught how to fold the wontons as well, carrying on the tradition.


My friend’s father’s side of the family is from China. The wonton folding tradition stems from China.


This reminds me of similar traditions in Greek culture (i.e. folding spanakopita). I think may cultures have communal rituals like the wonton folding meant to carry on tradition and indoctrinate new members of the family.