Super crispy wontons packed with a juicy and delicious crab filling. Crab Rangoon, sometimes called crab puffs, crab rangoon puffs, or cheese wontons, are filled crisp dumpling appetizers served primarily in American Chinese Restaurants.
Crab rangoon is a delicious Chinese-Japanese-American hybrid dish consisting of Chinese egg roll skins stuffed with crabmeat, chow fun, and an outer wrap of a creamy, sweet chili sauce. The chow fun is usually made of minced meat and vegetable or chicken in a savory dough, while the crab rangoon has a lot of the same flavors, albeit with a spicy sauce. Like egg drop soup, egg roll soups have all kinds of variations. Although the flavor may sometimes remind you of being at a banquet or the wedding reception of a rich person, this humble dish tastes great. This dish is especially suitable for lunchtime meals.
Why is crab rangoon called “Raoin” by the other name?
“Raoin” is the Cantonese term to describe the sauce, which is called sesame sauce in Japan. Crispy golden fried wonton shells filled with fresh crab and cream cheese. The sauce should only be flavored with the acidity of a tomato, a jalapeño pepper, or the citrus of ginger. The sesame sauce used on crab rangoon is slightly tangy and is a very light yellowish color, slightly lighter than plain white sugar.