Wonton Soup

There are few things as delicious and comforting as a hot bowl of wonton soup. The homemade wontons are filled with pork, prawns, spring onions and tasty aromatics – no mysterious fillers or additives; just real, fresh ingredients. The broth is subtle yet flavourful and takes just minutes to prepare. It’s flavoured with ginger, spring onions, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soups


For the broth:
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 40 g fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 4 spring onions, quartered
  • 2 tbsps Shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil

For the wontons:


Making the broth

  1. Add the broth ingredients to a saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the broth sit (covered) for at least 30 minutes to let the flavours infuse.

Making the wontons

  1. In the meantime, make the wontons. Get the recipe here.

Assembling the soup

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil over medium-high heat. Carefully add the wontons one at a time and stir gently to prevent sticking. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes (depending on the size of the wontons), or until the wontons float to the top.
  2. Meanwhile, remove the ginger and spring onions from the broth using a slotted spoon or spider. Reheat the broth to a simmer over medium-high heat. Taste and adjust seasoning, to your liking.
  3. Using a slotted spoon or spider, transfer the cooked wontons straight into serving bowls. Ladle the broth over the wontons then serve and enjoy!

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