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Mar 28, 2010 11:21 AM

Wonton Soup Suggestions?

CH: Does anyone have a wonton soup that you can RAVE about? I'm not sure why but I love this soup and am interested in some simple, delicious broth and dumplings. Pagoda and Jasmine Deli are very good options. Anyone else?

Jasmine Deli
2532 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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  1. Wonton soup is made up American food, so what is "good" is quite subjective. The best authentic wontons in Minneapolis is available at Kiefer Court.

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    1. re: discus

      Tasty, steamed wontons and/or chicken broth were hardly first thought up by Americans and food reviews are subjective naturally. Regardless, I actually did not ask for an Asian cuisine history lesson. What I did, in fact, ask is whether/not anyone had a suggestion for a great tasting bowl of wonton soup in the Mpls/St. Paul area.

      I know where Keefer court is. Where is Kiefer Court?

      1. re: discus

        discus -- Thanks for your thoughts. i've never been to Kiefer Court but have heard much about it here. What do you like about their wontons?

        1. re: karykat

          My apologies to both. I've misspelled Keefer Court. I really didn't mean to be critical.

          Good wonton has very thin skin, contains lots of crisp shrimp, vegetables and ground pork in the stuffing. Crisp shrimp is not fried, but instead has been rinsed for 3 - 4 hours under very cold water to rinse off the slimy film that inevitably forms around frozen meats. The result is shrimp that is crisp, not mushy.

          Keefer Court has wonderful baked goods, good Cantonese fare (pan fried noodles, etc.) and some traditional dishes (beef sinew is my favorite). The duck feet is as good as you'll get without driving to Chicago.

          My major gripe is actually with the size of their wontons, which are usually considered a delicate fare. The ones at Keefer Court can choke a horse, but then I'm just being a stick in the mud.

          Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe
          326 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

      2. The wonton soup at Quang is delicious - as is all of their soups!

        1. This is a thread I'm very excited about. I love Wonton Soup. But I feel like I haven't had it in a very long time and I don't even know any good places, so this will get me out soon.

          And since I love Pagoda for everything else, I believe I'll start there Monday.

          1. Rainbow Chinese. They have the best broth and light wontons, not the gummy thick ones. I get a bowl of wonton soup and egg rolls for a meal all the time.

            Rainbow Chinese Restaurant
            2739 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408