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Wonton Soup


65 min

Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup Photo 1


Broccoli soup


65 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (411)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Wonton soup is a simple, light, Chinese classic with pork-filled dumplings in seasoned chicken broth. Whether in soup or fried, wontons always add delicious, hearty flavor to any dish!


  • boneless pork loin, coarsely chopped: 0.5 pound
  • peeled shrimp, finely chopped: 2 ounces
  • Chinese rice wine: 1 Tbsp
  • light soy sauce: 1 Tbsp
  • brown sugar: 1 tsp
  • finely chopped green onions: 1 tsp
  • chopped fresh ginger root: 1 tsp
  • (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers: 24
  • chicken stock: 3 cups
  • finely chopped green onions: 2 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Make the wontons: Mix pork, shrimp, rice wine, soy sauce, brown sugar, green onions, and ginger together in a large bowl until well combined. Let stand for 25 to 30 minutes.
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  2. Spoon about 1 teaspoon filling onto the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten all four wrapper edges with water and fold over filling to make a triangle; press the edges firmly to seal. Bring left and right corners together above filling; overlap the tips of these corners, moisten with water, and press together to seal. Repeat until all wrappers have been filled and sealed.
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  3. Make the soup: Bring chicken stock to a rolling boil in a pot. Gently drop in wontons and cook for 5 minutes.
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  4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with green onions.
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History of the Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is a traditional Chinese dish that originated in the Guangdong Province of southern China. It has been enjoyed for over 2,000 years and has spread across the globe, becoming a popular dish in Western countries as well. Wonton soup is often served as an appetizer or as a light meal on its own.

Tips and Tricks for Wonton Soup Recipe

To ensure the best flavor and texture of the wontons, it is important to finely chop the pork and shrimp. Mixing the ingredients and letting them sit for 25 to 30 minutes allows the flavors to blend together, creating a more delicious filling. When wrapping the wontons, make sure to seal the edges well with water to prevent them from opening during cooking. It is also important to not overfill the wontons to avoid them from bursting open in the soup.

Tips for presenting the dish

To present the wonton soup, ladle the broth and wontons into individual bowls and garnish with thinly sliced green onions. Serve the soup hot and enjoy as an appetizer or a light meal on its own. This classic Chinese dish can be paired with other dishes or sides, such as stir-fried vegetables or steamed rice.

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