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Wonton Soup


This is a very simple dish, but don’t worry – the umami game is strong! Plump, silky smooth wontons in a rich Chinese broth make this a superb, soul-warming soup. And you’ll have lots of leftover dumplings too, ready to pop into the freezer… winning!




10 minutes

40 minutes


8 cups chicken stock

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 spring onions (scallions), plus extra finely sliced spring onions to serve

4cm (1.57 inch) piece ginger, sliced

1 tbsp dried shrimp (optional)

1 tbsp light soy sauce


Pork & prawn wontons:

150g (5.3 oz)pork mince

150g (5.3 oz) minced prawns

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

a pinch of ground white pepper

½ tsp sesame oil

¼ cup chicken stock

2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

1 egg

40 wonton wrappers

Step 1

Place the chicken stock, garlic, spring onions, ginger, dried shrimp and soy sauce in a large pot. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Step 2

In the meantime, make your wontons. In a large bowl add the pork, prawns, ginger, pepper, sesame oil, chicken stock, cornflour and egg. Use chopsticks or a spoon to vigorously mix the ingredients together until well combined and sticky. Place a heaped teaspoon of mixture into the centre of a wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with water. Fold the wrapper over the filling to form a triangle. Moisten the 2 side points of the triangle and then bring them together and press firmly. Place the wonton onto a large tray and repeat the process with the remaining filling and wrappers.

Step 3

You’ll have far more wontons than you need for 4 serves. If you’re not using all the wontons immediately, freeze them on the tray. Then when they’re firm, transfer them to smaller bags/containers. You can cook them from frozen.

Step 4

Strain the stock through a fine mesh sieve and pour it back into a clean saucepan. Season with salt to taste. Keep warm.

Step 5

Bring a separate pot of water to the boil and cook the wontons in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes or until the filling is cooked. Use a slotted spoon to drain the wontons and divide among serving bowls. Ladle over the warm broth and sprinkle with finely sliced spring onions.

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What our customers say

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)
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September 23, 2022


I can’t believe I haven’t rated this recipe. I started to use this recipe a couple of years ago when the pandemic first started. And it has been my go to and my base recipe.

For the wontons I now also include Chinese Rice Wine, a little soy sauce and green onions… and sometimes dried black mushrooms.

The soup broth is great and think the dried shrimp is crucial even though the recipe says optional. At least for me that makes the broth. If I don’t have dried shrimp I use shrimp shells.

July 7, 2022

Lovely easy Wonton Soup Recipe

This is a great recipe, from the wontons to the broth. A must have if your feeling sick or just want a hearty warm soup. Not sure why you have to boil the wontons separately, I sometimes just stick it in the broth. Overall, the only hard part is wrapping the wontons correctly 🙂

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