Wonton Soup

Learn how to make wontons and cook wonton soup

Wonton Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4
Wonton soup is arguably one the most popular and well-known of all Chinese soups. It can be as simple or a complicated as you ant to make it. Here is a recipe that is somewhere in the middle, and yields great results.
For the Wontons
  • 375g Pork (fillet / loin - most cuts are suitable - even bacon)
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 6 Generous slices of fresh ginger
  • 3 Spring onions - whites only (reserve greens for soup)
  • 30ml Hoisin sauce
  • 15ml Oyster sauce
  • 15ml Cornflour
  • 48 Wonton wrappers (see recipe here)
For the Soup
  • 1500ml Quality chicken stock
  • 30ml Light soy sauce
  • 30ml Rice wine or dry sherry
  • 5ml Roasted sesame oil
  • 15ml Cornflour
  • 3 Spring onions - green only, cut into rounds
For the Wontons
  1. Place all of the wonton ingredients in your food processor and chop until medium-fine
  2. Allow the filling to marinate for 2hrs in your refrigerator
  3. Lay out you wonton wrappers a few at a time. Place a heaped teaspoon of filling into the center of each wrapper
  4. Wet the edges of the wrappers using you finger dipped in water
  5. Fold the wrappers over, corner to corner. Wet one of the sharp corners and fold the 2 sharp corners downward to meet one another. Repeat until all of the wrappers are folded.
For the Soup
  1. Pour all of the soup ingredients into you wok or pot, except the cornflour and spring onion greens
  2. Bring the mixture to the boil
  3. Mix the cornflour with a little water and add this to the soup
  4. Add the spring onion greens to the soup
  5. Add the wontons to the soup and allow the to cook at a rolling boil for 4-5 minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and serve immediately
  1. Shredded Chinese cabbage, bok choy, or Chinese spinach can also be added to the soup - add these towards the end and cook until just wilted


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