Wonton Soup Recipe

Wonton is one of the favorite snacks especially in the southern part of China. The processing of making wonton is similar with dumplings but the tastes of the two are quite different. Wonton wrappers are always thinner than dumpling wrappers and wonton has a fresher scent comparing with dumplings.

The wonton soup is the soup using wonton as the main ingredients. Generally, we have two types of wonton soup quite popular in China. One is clear or mild wonton soup and the other one is wonton soup in red oil. Surely, the later one is more popular in Sichuan cuisine. Additionally, it is considered as one of the most classic Sichuan snacks.

Wonton Soup recipe

Wonton soup recipe

Making wonton is the first step for the soup. And the meat stuffing is the first step and also the most important step.  Generally the meat stuffing combines fresh mushrooms, ground pork, green onions, ginger sauce as well as other condiments.

Making the meat stuffing

Wonton soup ingredients

1. Break the ginger and soak it in a tablespoon of boiling water to get the ginger sauce.

2. Sliced the fresh mushrooms and chop the green onions. Prepare a little bowl, and then add 2 teaspoon of starch and 2 tablespoon of water to make the Water Starch.

3. Put the fresh mushrooms, chopped green onions, ground pork and ginger sauce in a large bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of yellow wine, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper powder, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and 1 /2 teaspoon of salt. Finally add the water starch and stir all the ingredients in one direction.

4. When mix all the ingredients well, add 2 eggs. Continue stir to mix. Put the meat stuffing aside for about 15 ~ 20 minutes.

Folding Wonton

1. Put the wonton wrapper in the center of the left hand. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of meat stuffing onto the center of the wrapper.

2. Moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the opposite corner to make a triangle just like the picture shows.

3. Hold the wrapper with both hands, curl the corner on the right hand in firstly and then the curl the corner on the left hand to seal with another corner. You can also change the sequence. But make sure that you press them firmly.

wonton

Now let’s making the soup

1. Boil water in a wok. Put the wonton in to cook for about 5 minutes. You can also add some other vegetable leaf to the soup if you like.

2. Prepare the serving bowls; add sesame oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, chopped green onions, chili oil and chicken essence. Put the vegetable leaf in the bottom and but the wonton into the bowl and serve.

This is the spicy version. And following is the mild version.

1. Boil water in a wok. Put the wonton in to cook for about 5 minutes. You can also add some other vegetable leaf to the soup if you like.

2. Prepare the serving bowls; add sesame oil, salt, chopped green onions, dried sea shrimp and chicken essences. Put the vegetable leaf in the bottom and but the wonton into the bowl and serve. The taste of the  wonton soup is not so heavy with the spicy version. It’s up on you to choose the best version for your family or guests.

Wonton Soup

Note: Choose ground pork with some fat, which can make the meat stuffing tender.

Wonton Soup Recipe

Wonton Soup Recipe
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Serve: 2

Spicy and clear wonton soup with mushroom and pork as stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of wonton wrappers around ½ pounds
  • 1 small bunch of vegetable leaves (lettuce,bok choy or other green vegetables)
  • Meat Stuffing
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped
  • 6 fresh shiitake mushrooms chopped
  • one small section of ginger mashed (around 2 teaspoon)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound ground pork with some fat
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • water
  • 2 teaspoon starch
  • 1 teaspoon cooking wine
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • Sauce for Spicy Version
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chicken essence
  • chopped spring onion
  • salt to taste
  • Sauce for Clear Version
  • 2 teaspoon dried sea shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon chicken essence
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • chopped spring onion

Instructions

  1. Break the ginger and soak it in a tablespoon of boiling water to get the ginger sauce.
  2. Sliced the fresh mushrooms and chop the green onions.
  3. Put the fresh mushrooms, chopped green onions, ground pork ,starch and ginger sauce in a large bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of yellow wine, ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder, ½ tablespoon of sesame oil and 1 /2 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Stir all the ingredients in one direction at least for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add 2 eggs. Continue stir to mix(please in the same direction). Put the meat stuffing aside for about 15 ~ 20 minutes.
  6. Put the wonton wrapper in the center of the left hand. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of meat stuffing onto the center of the wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers with water. Fold one corner of the wrapper over the opposite corner to make a triangle just like the picture shows. Hold the wrapper with both hands, curl the corner on the right hand in firstly and then the curl the corner on the left hand to seal with another corner. You can also change the sequence. But make sure that you press them firmly.
  7. Boil water in a wok. Put the wonton in to cook for about 5 minutes.And add your vegetable leaves prepared to cook in the last 1 minute.
  8. (spicy wonton soup)Prepare the serving bowls; add sesame oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, chopped green onions, chili oil and chicken essence. Put the vegetable leaf in the bottom and the wonton into the bowl.
  9. (mild version wonton soup)Prepare the serving bowls; add sesame oil, salt, chopped green onions, dried sea shrimp and chicken essences. Put the vegetable leaf in the bottom and the wonton into the bowl.

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Comments

  1. Lacey says

    Oh this is wonderful! I saw this recipe several days ago and have been thinking about it ever since. I am teaching a friend to cook and I think this soup might just be perfect. Thanks!

    • Elaine says

      Barbara
      I am sorry that I did not figure that clearly. Ads for the fresh ginger, you may look into the picture showing about making the meat stuffing. It is around 2 teaspoons of mashed ginger. Soaked in clean water to get the ginger sauce. Thanks very much for your correction! I have already added it into ingredients list.

  2. Margaret says

    I made this, it was absolutely delicious! I had to make my own won ton wrappers so that made it a little time consuming, but with store-bought wrappers it is pretty easy and SO tasty! We don’t have chicken essence readily available in the US so I used part chicken stock and part water to cook the wontons in. The won tons and the broth were both delicious.

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi Margaret,

      Thanks so much for your feedback and I am really glad to know that you love it.

      That’s a pretty nice idea to cook with chicken stock. If I have chicken stock available, I will use it too.

      Thanks again for your lovely feedback.

  3. Lucy says

    Hi! Are we supposed to add liquid or broth to the ingredients listed under sauce for the soup? It doesn’t seem like a lot of liquid.

  4. Maggie says

    This recipe looks wonderful!
    I love to have this dish in the restaurant, but sometimes it’s just too spicy for me.It’s a good idea to cook it at home, that you can adjust the spiciness yourself.
    Your wonton wrappers looks nice and tasty. The ones I got in the supermarket are quite thick. I sometimes roll it to thinner ones, but so time consuming!

  5. Lala says

    I am curious on How do I make the Chicken Essence. Or what is it! Your Eonton Recipe, spicy one looks Delicious!! Can’t wait to try it.

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi Lala,
      Chicken essence is similar to chicken powder and it is a common Chinese seasoning. If it is not available,you can use chicken broth to cook the wonton or simply skip it.

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