organic wonton wrappers
Where can I find *organic* wonton wrappers? Organic gyoza wrappers are ok too. I've tried Whole Foods in East Pasadena, but they didn't have it. I've made my own wrappers from scratch before but it's too much work, my hands started getting sore.
Here's a recipe that mentions organic wonton wrappers and they got it from their local Whole Foods market
If you know of a organic Asian brand or an online store that sells organic Asian foods (ie, sauces), that would help in my search.
nasoya doesn't count right? cause they say they're "all natural," that's not necessarily the same as organic. not really sure i've seen organic ones yet.
personally, i really like the taste of the nasoya wrappers and get them at ralphs (they're in the produce section by the bagged salads, but not all ralphs have them)
I am guessing that you can either have sore hands, or wrappers made from non-organically-grown wheat, but maybe not both.
If you're interested in finding sauces, dried ingredients, and what not that are certified organic, you might check at the health food store next to the Arcadia Ranch 99 (near Piyo Piyo). They definitely have a lot of all-natural sauces and some organic grains and dried food - not sure whether any is certified organic or not, but worth a shot. There's also a vegetarian / organic goods store kind of near Stuffed Sandwich on Las Tunas. It is small and run by a religious organization, and smells weird, but they might have some things also.
I just stopped by the one on Las Tunas today; the place's English name is Heartland. Doesn't smell as "health food store" now. ( http://www.heartlandsociety.com/)
They have some certified organic and / or pesticide-free sauces / condiments, but mostly things like soy sauce, thick soy sauce, sesame oil, from both US and Asian sources. They also have some house-made sauces (for example, a vegetarian version of "XO" sauce, which feature some organic ingredients. They do sell frozen jiaozi, but it doesn't look like they sell wonton or dumpling wrappers; I'm sure if organic, egg-free ones were available, they would probably be selling them. The person working there was very nice and helpful, so you could always ask.
I am guessing that not only are a lot of these items hard to source, but that some may be certified by different authorities than the USDA.
This might be a little out of the box, but you might want to ask Shojin (in downtown LA) whether they will sell you any gyoza wrappers.