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This delicious and easy wonton noodle soup recipe will satisfy your craving for Chinese food right in the comfort of your home. With a clear broth made from ginger, sesame, soy and garlic along with well-seasoned wontons, wonton noodle soup will warm your body and soul.
It’s great as an appetizer alongside Shanghai Fried Noodles or as the main course when served with noodles.
What is Wonton Noodle Soup?
Wonton soup is a staple in Chinese cuisine. Although the recipe has been someone westernized, wontons themselves are the real deal.
Although wontons are a type of dumpling, there are notable differences between them and the traditional dumpling. A jiaozi dumpling is the standard dumpling you normally see and a wonton looks more like an Asian ravioli or tortellini. Wontons also use a square-shaped wrapper while jiaozi uses a circular wrapper. Learn more about the different types of dumplings here.
Dumpling fillings usually consists of some kind of spiced meat mixture and chopped vegetables. In this wonton soup recipe, the main ingredients for the filling are ground pork and shrimp.
The best part of having wontons is drinking the soup! They’re traditionally eaten with soup unlike other types of dumplings. The broth is typically made of chicken broth and ginger. The result is a light but savoury soup that helps cleanse your body of any toxins. It is more of a western innovation to fry wontons.
You can enjoy wonton soup as is or you can make it the main entree by adding noodles. This wonton soup recipe is actually a wonton noodle soup recipe but you can feel free to omit the noodles.
How to Wrap Wontons
Like other dumplings, there many different ways to wrap a wonton. The most traditional method is to dab some water along the edges and then fold the wrapper in half to create a right angle triangle. Then bring the two opposing corners together and dab some more water on the corners. Pinch to close and seal.
Check out this video to learn other ways to wrap wontons!
A super-easy way to wrap wontons is to just bunch all the edges together and pinch. You can get larger wrappers to create a longer tail too using this method. This method is the best for when you’re cooking with small children.
Now let’s get started on this Wonton Soup recipe!
Wonton Noodle Soup Recipe
- 3 ½ oz lean ground pork
- 3 ½ oz shrimp
- 1 ½ - 2 inch piece of ginger
- 2 stalks green onion
- ½ tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
Noodle Soup (2 Servings)
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 clove garlic
- ¾ tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¾ tbsp Shaoxing wine
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- 1 bunch Chinese broccoli
- 1 package dried egg noodle
- ½ lb char siu, optional
- To make the wontons, begin by prepping your wonton filling ingredients. Peel and grate the ginger into a bowl. Try to keep all the juices that come out and save a slice or two for the broth. Rinse the green onion and then chop them finely. Save some for garnish later.
- Peel the shrimp, then gently rinse and pour out as much water as possible. Then roughly chop the shrimp into small pieces.
- Once your filling ingredients are ready, add everything into a bowl and mix well.
- Get your wonton wrappers ready and a small bowl of water.
- Place a rounded teaspoon or so of filling in and brush water along the edges of the wonton wrapper using your fingertips.
- Bring the two opposite diagonal corners together to create a right triangle shape. Push out any air out and press the sides together tightly to make sure the wonton doesn’t open when cooking. After, bring the two opposite corners of the triangle together around the center of the wonton. Dab some water on the corners and pinch together.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the remaining of the filling and dumpling wrappers. Lay the finished wontons out on a tray lightly dusted with flour. Cover with plastic wrap or a slightly damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
- Peel the clove of garlic and smash using the flat side of a knife.
- Add the chicken broth to a small pot and add in the garlic and slice of ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Let it simmer for 2 minutes and then add in the remaining broth ingredients. Reduce the heat to medium-high and continue to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Pick out the garlic and ginger before serving.
- While the broth is still simmering, thoroughly wash the Chinese broccoli before cutting them into halves. Then blanch them in the broth. If you decide to use other vegetables, also blanch them in the broth before serving.
- For the noodles, prepare them according to the packet directions and separate them into serving bowls. Place the blanched vegetables on top of the noodles.
- Cut the char siu into slices and place them in serving bowls.
Cooking the Wontons
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Gently place the wontons in and cook for 4 minutes or until they float to the surface. Stir after putting them in to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
- If you do not want to cook all the wontons, you can freeze them in an airtight container. Cook from frozen for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Place the cooked wontons on top of the bowl of noodles.
- Garnish with green onion and ladle soup over top of everything. Enjoy!