15-Minute Homemade Wonton Soup Recipe

A delicious homemade wonton soup from scratch with shrimp/prawn and pork in a soothing chicken broth, this is comfort food at its best; Asian style.

A wonton dumpling picked by chocpsticks, with a bowl of wonton soup in the background

Winter is all about comfort food, isn’t it? And I have the very best one to soothe us like nothing else can: a heavenly bowl of homemade wonton soup.

Forget about buying frozen ready-made wontons, you can get yours done in a matter or minutes with fresh ingredients that you can trust.

Shrimp and pork are a combo used heavily in Asian recipes, especially Chinese. It’s delicious, and gives a nice touch to these delicate wontons.

You could, of course, choose only one meat, but together they taste even better.

Let me show you how to make your own Chinese delicacy at home.

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make wontons for wonton soup recipe

How do you make wontons at home?

Right, so all you need is some wonton wrappers, which you can find at most Asian stores. Not sure about regular supermarkets, probably the big ones do have in the Asian aisle.

Usually these wrappers are either round or square. Any would do, and there are so many ways of folding a wonton, but this one is probably the easiest.

  • To make the filling, combine the ground pork with finely chopped shrimp, spring onions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and oyster sauce.
  • Place about half a teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper, brush the edges with water, then fold into a triangle.
  • Fold the edges together to seal, then repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Careful with the filling, you really need a small amount, otherwise you won’t be able to seal it properly. It does help to moist the edges of the wrappers with water before folding to seal it perfectly.

Some people use egg wash too, but plain water works just fine, so no need for that. Keep it nice and simple, that’s the beauty with this soup.

How do you cook the wontons?

Bring a pan of water to a boil, add about 5-10 wontons (depending on the size of the pan), and cook for about 5 minutes or until the wontons float.

The filling will be fully cooked (since it’s such a small amount anyway) and the wrappers will be amazingly soft.

Overhead shot of a bowl of wonton soup with chopsticks on the side

How do you make the wonton soup broth?

It’s super simple, and super delicious.

Bring chicken stock (broth) to a boil, add ginger, garlic, spring onions, blanched pak choi and leave to cook for a few minutes so that the veggies are tender.

Add the wontons to the soup, and that’s it, it’s ready.

As for the broth itself, you can either go for chicken broth with ginger, garlic and throw in some spring onions and pak choi, or even use miso soup, for a Japanese twist. Whatever you choose, you are in for a treat!

A bowl of wonton soup

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5 from 3 votes
15-Minute Wonton Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A delicious Wonton Soup Recipe with shrimp/prawn and pork in a soothing chicken broth, this is comfort food at its best; Asian style.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
For the filling
  • 100 g ground pork
  • 100 g shrimp, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves a garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 25 wonton wrappers
For the soup
  • 5 cups chicken broth (stock)
  • a handful of pak choi, blanched
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
Instructions
  1. To make the filling, mix all the ingredients.

  2. Place about half a teaspoon of the mixture onto a wonton wrapper, then brush the edges with water.

  3. Fold the wrapper like a triangle, then bring the corners together to seal. Repeat until you use up the mixture.

  4. Add boiling water to a pan, then add about 5-10 wontons at a time, depending how big your pan is.

  5. Leave to boil for about 5 minutes or until the wontons float and they are cooked through.

  6. To make the soup, add the chicken broth to a pan together with the garlic, ginger and spring onion, then bring to a boil.

  7. Place the blanched pak choi in a bowl, add one-two laddlefuls of the chicken broth, then some wontons.

  8. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Wonton Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1292mg 54%
Potassium 305mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 23.5%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 13.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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