Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Vegetarian wonton soup with tofu, broccoli and wood ear mushrooms as filling.

Vegetarian Wonton Soup

It becomes very warm in my city and everything spring is so nice and inspirational. This vegetarian wonton soup (also vegan friendly) is a great idea for breakfast. Personally I emphasize on the balance among different foods and love vegetarian wonton, vegetarian dumplings and pancakes.The taste of the vegetable filling can taste much better than meat filling as long as treated suitably.

Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Comparing with meat filling, we need to use more ingredients in the filling to make it the same yummy. I use wood ear mushrooms, tofu and broccoli. And it turns out really good. You can replace wood ear mushrooms with fresh shitake mushroom or adding some diced carrots.

Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Here are some important tips concerning about the vegan filling. As we known that the vegan filling cannot be the same sticky as the meat filling and it is much easier to collapse, we need to be carefully with the treatment of the filling and the way of folding the wontons.

For the filling part, I use scrambled tofu to make the filling stickier. However since tofu contains large amount of water, the amount should be limited. I use 1/4 box of regular firm tofu.

Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Secondly the broccoli should be finely cut into small pieces. And the same with the wood ear mushrooms.

Then we need to add sesame oil firstly and then salt to help the vegetables and tofu to hold the water.

Then come to the way of folding the wonton. We need to fold the vegan wonton more tightly otherwise they might be broken during the cooking process. I use the way as the picture shows.

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Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Making 2 bowls

Serve: 2

Vegetarian Wonton Soup

Healthy and spring flavor vegetarian wonton soup with broccoli, tofu and wood ear mushroom as filling.


  • 1/2 cup of dried wood ear mushroom (soaked in clean water around 10 minutes firstly)
  • 1 small size broccoli
  • 1/4 box of fresh tofu
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4. OZ wonton wrappers (click here to make wonton wrappers at home)
  • 3 cups of water
  • One small piece of Dried nori
  • Seasonings for each serving bowl
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • severl drops of sesame oil


  1. Finely cut the mushrooms, crown broccoli and tofu into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add olive oil firstly. Mix well and add salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Prepare wonton and wrap wonton one by one.
  4. In serving bowls, add chopped spring onions, salt, light soy sauce and sesame oil.
  5. Boil 3 cups of water in wok or pot; add wonton in to cook for around 3 minutes. Blend dried nori at the last 1 minute.
  6. Turn off the fire and scoop 2 tablespoons of soup from the pot to the serving bowls. And transfer the wonton to serving bowls.
  7. Drop the sesame oil, garnish the chopped green onions and Serve hot!


I recommend a mild taste for this wonton soup. But if you love a spicy version, add some vinegar and chili oil in serving bowls.


  1. L says

    Hi, is it important to note that this is not vegan? You say vegan wonton in your post, but the wrappers have egg in it? Is it possible to get egg-free wonton wrappers? Otherwise, awesome recipe, have been looking for a vegetarian wonton recipe for ages!

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi, thanks for commenting.
      The wonton wrappers I am using only contains flour, water and some starch but no eggs. Those wrappers with eggs will look slightly egg yellow after boiling.
      If all of the wrappers you can find contains eggs, then why not making your own wrapper at home to ensure that the wrappers are vegan.

  2. Jo says

    I am going to try this beautiful soup, how much sesame oil do I add to the fill? It mly mentions adding to the bowl.
    Thks :-)

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi Jo,
      Several drops of sesame oil will be great. That’s the way we use it in Chinese cooking.

  3. Julie says

    Hello, I have not tried yet the recipe,
    but I can tell , it is a good one!!! Only
    I like to know when I make this wonton soup for a
    Big group of people, how would the wonton survive soaked in the big pot of soup? Will they break apart? Please advice :)
    Thank you

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi Julie,
      As long as the Wonton are well assembled, they will not break apart. If you need to make a larger amount, just maker sure that the soup in your pot can cover all the wontons and do not soak for too long. Wonton soup needs to be served directly after boiling. Long-time soaking will make the wrapper sticky and spoil the taste.

  4. says

    I found your recipe on my Facebook page and l fell in love with this vegetarian wonton soup. I sometimes cook wonton soup but with pork or beef filings but this one inspire to go vegan. Thanks a lot.

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