When I lived in Milan during my student years, I was always amazed by the quality and standard of Italian food. By comparison, the Chinese food I had there was awful – too salty and far too oily. My friends and I always tried to eat out once a week at a wonderful local restaurant called Oca da Juiliva, otherwise known to us as ‘The Duck Place’. Pizzas served with plenty of fresh mozzarella were just one of their many specialities – the seafood spaghetti was particularly good served with fresh langoustines. The owner would always double up the portions just for us and the complimentary frosty Limoncello was a hit too. After the exchange trip I was in love with everything Italian and thus this recipe was born. Crazy as it sounds, delicate little cheese wontons are fabulous – they just melt in the mouth.
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