How to Make Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is a popular and delicious Chinese dish that dates back two thousand years. Here is how to make this classic meal.


  • 12 ounces (340 grams) ground pork
  • 4 ounces (110 grams) medium sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Napa cabbage leaves, finely shredded and blanched
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • 2 shiitake mushrooms, dried and soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 ounces (55 grams) green onions, finely minced
  • 1 package of wonton wrappers
  • 1 1/2 cups (380 ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cold water


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    Prepare the cabbage. Remove the leaves from the stems, stack them on top of one another, and roll them like an egg roll. Finely chop the rolled leaves.
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    Cut the mushroom stems off and thinly mince them.
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    Remove the skin from the ginger and use a grater to grate it.
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    Devein the shrimp by cutting along the backs of them, following the vein to the tail. Remove the vein with a paring knife and then coarsely chop them.
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    Blanch the cabbage by adding them to a pot filled with a few inches of boiling water. Wait a few seconds and then remove the cabbage from the water while squeezing any excess moisture out.
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    Mix everything together. In a bowl, combine the rice wine, mushrooms, ground pork, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, egg white, cabbage, and the shrimp. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
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    Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
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    Create the wontons. Take the mixture out of the refrigerator and prepare the wonton wrappers. Place a wrapper diagonally on your cutting board with one point facing you so that it looks like a diamond.
    • Place a teaspoon of the filling in the middle of the wonton. Dip your finger in the slurry mixture and stir it a bit then taking a finger full of it and coating the edges of the wonton.
    • Bring the bottom corner of the wonton up to the top corner, pressing down lightly, sealing the edges.
    • Dab more slurry on the bottom corners of the triangle. Lift the wonton up with one corner of the triangle pointing up and bring the bottom two corners together and press lightly.
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    Boil the wontons. Add a little salt to a pot of boiling water and then add the wontons to the water. Avoid overcrowding the pot. Cook them until they float to the surface and stir often to keep them from sticking together. Remove the wontons after about 3 to 5 minutes.
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    Put the wontons in a large bowl and then add a 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil to the bowl. Stir them together so that the wontons don't stick to each other. Pour 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth in the bowl and sprinkle with green onions.

Things You'll Need

  • Large chef knife
  • Large wok or skillet
  • Paring knife

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug - Original source of information, shared with permission

Article Info

Categories: Soups