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Oct 29, 2007 07:45 AM

Costco's frozen CP Shrimp Won Ton - not bad, not bad!

Out of curiosity, I bought Costco’s frozen CP shrimp wonton. The package contains 6 rice bowl size servings with 5 wontons each wrapped around a whole shrimp. Not expecting much flavor, I threw a piece of ginger in the container before microwaving. Surprisingly, it didn’t need it. The clear broth is redolent with sesame oil with a mild dashi flavoring. Shrimp filled wonton is the only type I like and this fills the bill. Last night I made my own pork broth with napa cabbage and added the Costco won ton. No need to drive to Joy Luck or Ranch 99 when in the mood for a single serving of won tons anymore! And a lot closer than Hong Kong’s Mak’s.

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  1. My husband picked some up. He hasn't tried them yet, but did notice after he got them home that the ingredients lists 1400 mg. of sodium per serving -yikes!

    Clarification per Larry: Shrimp wonton has 330 mg and the soup concentrate has 1100 mg of sodium. Guess we'll be using our homemade stock!

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    1. re: Stephanie Wong

      Are you sure it's the same one Stephanie? The ones I have have says 230mg of sodium per serving.

      1. re: ccbweb

        I just called hubby & see clarification above.

        1. re: Stephanie Wong

          Whoa. Thanks for that clarification. Homemade soup stock....a good call!

    2. My mom gave us a few of these.

      For frozen won tons they are easily x10000000 better than the kind you can get at 99 Ranch or Marina Supermarket. Sure there's a lot of sodium, but since when were there Chinese processed frozen foods that didn't? I do agree they surpass a lot of Cantonese places that offer won tons but really don't do a good job.

      I usually pour away the broth and just eat the shrimp won tons.

      Container says product of Thailand.

      A lot closer to Mak's in HK? Never been there (heard of them) but that's saying a lot if so! Now if only there's an instant egg noodle that's as good as the bamboo star pole knead versions like in Hong Kong....

      1. You can get some very good dumplings from a stand at the Mountain View farmers market on Sunday. They are very good value for money and they all taste brilliant, including hte vegetarian ones. I can't remember the name of the stand, but you can't miss it.

        1. I'm so glad to hear they are good! I've got a container sitting in our office fridge that I'm now highly anticipating for lunch today. I bought it at Safeway for $2.99 -- how much were the six servings at Costco?

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          1. re: hibiscuits

            I could be wrong but I "think" they were $8.99 for 6. Good deal and I, also, liked them.

          2. I just found these soup bowls at my neighborhood safeway two weeks ago when they were on sale for $2.00 each.

            I didn't expect much, but was I ever surprised by the delicious taste. Stranger even than the fact that they taste good is the decent nutrient profile and scant 90 calories per bowl! I went back to the store and filled my freezer.......I've been eating one everyday since I first sampled these!

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              1. re: ChowFun_derek

                I believe that CP is the manufacturer, Derek. And, by the way, I was at the South City (on El Camino near Hickey) Costco yesterday and saw another soup from CP. It's a Thai hot and sour shrimp soup, packed the same way as the won ton soup (which they still carry.) I didn't buy it -- no room in the freezer right now -- but I'm going to try it soon.

                  1. re: Nancy Berry

                    Thanks, Nancy. I'll have to look out for both of those. A while back Costco was carrying Harry's hot and sour soup, which was surprisingly good. But Harry's rotates their offerings, and the hot and sour soup went away.

                  2. re: ChowFun_derek

                    CP is a huge agriculture and food processing company in Thailand with shrimp and chicken-related products and a good reputation. I'm glad to hear that they're exporting and will have to check out their products at Costco.