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Often credited with being created in the southeast Asian region previously known as Burma where Rangoon was the capital and a major city, this food is probably not an actual Asian inspired food. Now a common item in homes, restaurants, and food stores where it is available as a fresh or frozen food, Crab Rangoon has become a popular fried food. Typically served as an appetizer or as a main dish, Crab Rangoon is made with a combination of crab meat, cream cheese, onions, soy sauce, garlic, and seasonings that are mixed together as a filling to be enclosed within a won ton wrapper. The wonton wrapper or skin as it is also known is then deep fried in vegetable cooking oil until golden brown and served with a sweet and sour sauce or a hot mustard sauce. Since dairy products, such as cream cheese, are not ingredients typically found in Asian foods, it is doubtful that this food is actually an item originating in an Asian kitchen. Regardless of its origin, this crispy and delicious use of crab meat in a food wrap is now a well recognized item throughout the world.
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