Wonton Noodle Soup


Question: Why couldn’t I move after I ate wonton soup?
Answer: Because I just ate a Won-Ton Soup!

Okay enough of  the corny jokes, I mean wonton jokes.   This dish is very easy to make and perfect for the cold and rainy days that we are having these last few days.   As I mentioned, it was easy to make but it takes time to make. Well, it takes me a while to assemble these little gizmos because I guess I am not a professional wonton-er.

What I usually do is prep everything a day in advance and just keep them in the fridge.   The process of assembling the wontons is all finger action.  No involvement of the whole hands, no arms, no elbows, no feet (okay just kidding about the feet) just all fingers.

Wonton Noodle Soup
 
Ingredients
Wonton Fillings
  • ½ lb ground pork or ground turkey
  • ¼ lb medium-large shrimp - peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped Carrots
  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped Onions
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Chicken Broth
  • 1 large chicken thigh with skin on
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 slices of ginger
  • 2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 stalks green onion (roots removed)
  • 5 pieces star anise
  • Salt to taste
  • Wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy - sliced to small crossed-wise pieces
  • 2 stalks green onions - sliced for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Place all the broth ingredients in a pot (except the salt).
  2. Place pot over high heat and let it boil.
  3. Skim any scums that will float.
  4. Turn heat down to medium-low, cover, and let it simmer for about 1 hour.
  5. While broth is simmering, do the following:
  6. Combine all the wonton filling ingredients in a bowl except the ground meat.
  7. Mix well until fully combined.
  8. Add the ground meat then mix well until fully combined. Set aside.
  9. Beat 1 egg in a small bowl then set aside.
  10. Prepare wontons by placing 1 teaspoon of fillings in each wrapper. (Please see instruction).
  11. Place all the assembled wontons on a plate.



  12. Once the broth is cooked, remove all the solids (chicken, veggies, star anise, etc) by wire skimmer.
  13. Discard all the solids.
Cooking the Noodles
  1. Add the noodles into the broth while it is simmering.
  2. Let it cooked for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the noodles with wire skimmer then transfer to a big bowl then set aside.
Cooking the Wontons
  1. Place all the wontons in the simmering broth.
  2. Let it simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove by wire skimmer and transfer to a plate.
  4. After cooking and removing all the wontons from the pot, add salt to the broth to season (see cook's note).
Assembling the Soup Bowl
  1. Add the following in a bowl in this order:
  2. Add add a handful of noodles.
  3. Add few scoops of chopped bokchoy
  4. Add hot broth.
  5. Garnish with chopped green onions
  6. Serve Hot and ENJOY!
Cook's Note:
  1. Cooking the wontons in the same broth will transfer some of the flavoring to the broth. Therefore you can adjust the salt to your taste after.
  2. Additional and Optional seasoning, and toppings:
  3. Soy Sauce
  4. Hot Chili Sauce
  5. Toasted Chopped Garlic




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Comments

  1. says

    We love wontons, especially my kids. I hide all kinds of chopped veggies and they eat it without thinking about what’s in it. I’m pretty fast with making wontons and I used to help my mom while watching TV and now I just daydream while making it. haha. I LOVE your pictures!!!

    • says

      So, you are the expert on this. I guess I am really not a pro at wrapping wontons and my fingers are too slow or too fat. LOL! Thank you, Nami! :)

  2. says

    Groan. That’s a really bad (good!) pun. 😉 And the soup looks delish. I’ve never made wontons, but the method looks similar to making Italian cappelletti, which I have made. A bit tedious, but fun. Love all the flavors in your soup – it looks terrific. Thanks so much.

  3. says

    Wow, wonton soup with ground turkey? That’s a delish option aside from the ground pork. This is one of our family’s favorite soups. It’s just perfect for the cold days ahead. I like your step by step process, very helpful! Thanks for sharing and the nice blog-visit! Happy New Year to you and your family, Chef Ray. Thanks for your continued support and kind friendship :-)

    • says

      Yep to me, ground turkey is always a good alternative to ground pork. Hey Pinoys support other Pinoys, supposed to be, right? I guess that’s not always the case for some. Thank you for your support as well and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Elizabeth!

  4. Eha Identicon Eha says

    One of my favourite soulfood soups beautifully presented and photographed! Usually I do make my own wontons – easy enough – just for the reasons one knows what goes into them: as a favourite food blogger friend calls it: quality control :) !

  5. says

    If you would ask me e that question ny reply would be “Because I ate way too much Wonton Soup”…..
    I simply adore wonton soup n as always your recipe looks delicious. ..
    Wishing you n your beautiful family a Very Happy New Year. …

  6. says

    It took a while before I got your joke, lol. I think its better delivered in words :)
    Anyways this looks so good, love it always with siopao.
    Have a prosperous New Year to you and your Family Ray!

  7. says

    It seems that we both used wonton wrappers more or less at the same time 😉 Your soup looks so beautiful and so sunny in the middle of our cold dark winter, I almost regret using my wrappers in a different way! Happy New Year, Ray !

    • says

      Lucky to have a little bit of sunshine despite of cold and chilly weather here in California. Happy New Year to you Sissi and thank you for all the support this past year. :)

  8. says

    Can never get enough of your wonton joke, Ray! Wontons fill the belly warm, and wonton jokes fill the heart with laughter:) Back in my hometown Penang, there is one famous hawker who sells wonton noodles may disagree with you that making wonton noodle requires only finger action though. We call him the Kung Fu wonton noodles because he whips up the noodles real high with his giant chopsticks and he moves about to get everything into the hot bowl like lightning. It’s like Bruce Lee version of wonton noodles. You gotta see him in action! Anyway, seeing your wonton noodle brought back such a fun memory of home. Here’s wishing you fabulous start of the year!

    • says

      That is so funny how you described the hawker’s moves on wonton noodles. I would love to see that person in action. BUT if those Bruce Lee moves involving any part of his feet on my wonton, I ain’t eating it. Hahaha! Thank you, Reese! :)

  9. says

    One of my favorite soups, and I don’t know how many times I tried making it, those never stick…got to try your trick, and thanks for the picture instructions. I wish you and your family wonderful New Year!

  10. says

    FINALLY! Step by step instructions on how to make and wrap those cute little wontons! I love wonton soup and usually order at least a small bowl if I don’t order a large bowl! This whole soup, the broth, the wontons, the noodles – looks heavenly! I Won a Ton of it! I can tell even sillier jokes. :) Have a great weekend Ray!!!

  11. says

    Those are the fanciest little nursing caps I have ever seen. Great little step by steps and such a lovely and comforting soup on these cooler days. I am down to 9 fingers after my mandolin accident so might have to wait a bit to give this recipe a go. Take Care, BAM

  12. Cristina Identicon Cristina says

    Ray: What a fantastic tutorial on the process of assembling the wonton! Your wonton noodle soup is just beautifully presented (styling and photography) and reading through the ingredients…its sounds delish. My friend, it’s 9:40PM and I am cravin’ this dish!

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