Wonton Soup Recipe

Easy and two version 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-red oil Wonton soup.

wonton soup recipe
wonton soup recipe

To prepare the wonton filling ground pork (can be combined with beef or chicken or shrimp) green onions, grated ginger,egg as well as other condiments. Of course, sometimes we can add some vegetables or mushrooms for a better healthy balance.

wonton soup recipe-filling

For vegan and vegetarian readers, please refer to this post: vegetarian wonton soup.

Assemble the wonton one by one, photo instruction is here: how to fold wonton

wonton soup recipe

Now let’s make Wonton Soup broth for both spicy version and mild version. 

Before boiling the wonton, prepare your serving bowls. Add minced garlic,  sesame oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, chopped green onions and chili oil (Instruction listed here: how to make Chinese red oil) in one bowl for spicy wonton soup and  add sesame oil, salt, chopped green onions, dried sea shrimp and dried seaweed(optional) for mild wonton soup.

wonton soup recipe
wonton soup recipe

Bring a large amount of water in pot and cook the wontons for around 5 minutes and cook your vegetables in the last one minute.

Now, there we are!

wonton soup recipe

wonton soup recipe

Wonton Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serve: 2

Wonton Soup Recipe

Spicy and mild versions of really easy wonton soup recipe


  • 1 package of wonton wrappers around ½ pounds
  • 1 small bunch of vegetable leaves (optional) (lettuce,bok choy or other green vegetables)
  • Meat Stuffing
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped shrimp
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • salt to taste
  • Sauce for Spicy Version
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smashed garlic
  • chopped spring onion
  • salt to taste
  • Sauce for mild Version
  • 1 teaspoon dried sea shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • chopped spring onion
  • 1 small pieces of dried seaweed
  • salt to taste


  1. To make the filling: In a large bowl, well combine all the ingredients together. Then stir your meat filling in one direction until the filling becomes sticky.
  2. To assemble the wontons: Put the wonton wrapper in the center of the left hand. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of meat stuffing (or slightly more if you want)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.
  3. To prepare your serving bowls: in separate serving bowls, mix all the seasonings and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. scoop around 1/2 bowl of the boiling water in serving bowl (or you can use stock), and then place wonton in too.


Even with water, the soup tastes good. But you can use chicken or pork stock to replace water.

Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

wonton soup recipe


  1. 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

      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. 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.

  6. Nikki says


    I am in search of a spicy broth for wonton soup and yours looks perfect. My only question is that I am looking to make a large pot of the broth and am not sure how to go about it with your directions listed above. I plan on adding some vegetables and wontons to the broth as the finishing touch. I have a large family so making a large pot and not individual servings would be ideal.


  7. Nikki says

    How much water or broth do you reccomend using for the amount of spices you listed for each bowl. Would you say about a cup of water per bowl? Or more?

    Thank you!

    • Elaine Luo says

      Hi Nikki,
      I will recommend adding water to cover all the wontons at least. So the amount is depending on the serving bowl. It is ok to serve the wonton in a large pot, just add the spices little by little and taste during the process.

  8. Wenne Zhang says

    Hi Elaine,

    Receive my warmest greetings from Panama. I really love your amazing blog and have tried some of your recepies!. I’m looking for place in Sichuan to learn more about Sichuan cuisine and techniques. Any recommendation?

    Best regards,

    • Elaine says

      Hi Wenne,
      Sorry that I cannot provide valuable suggestions. I only heard Xin Dong Fang. Can you read and speak Chinese?


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