homemade wonton soup

homemade wonton soup

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4-6

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


For the Wontons:

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (about 50) square wonton wrappers

For the Soup:

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups bok choy, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Additional chopped green onions for garnish


For the Wontons:

  1. Prepare Filling:
    • In a bowl, combine ground pork, chopped shrimp, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, and minced garlic. Mix well.
  2. Assemble Wontons:
    • Lay out a wonton wrapper and place a small amount of filling in the center. Moisten the edges with water and fold the wonton in half, sealing the edges to form a triangle. Bring the two corners of the triangle together, moistening one corner with water and pressing to seal.
  3. Repeat:
    • Repeat the process until all the filling is used or the desired number of wontons is achieved.

For the Soup:

  1. Bring Broth to a Simmer:
    • In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add Vegetables:
    • Add chopped bok choy, julienned carrots, and sliced shiitake mushrooms to the simmering broth. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Season the Soup:
    • Season the soup with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt, and white pepper. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  4. Cook Wontons:
    • Gently place the wontons into the simmering soup. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the wontons float to the surface and are cooked through.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the soup with additional chopped green onions. Ladle the hot soup into bowls.
  6. Enjoy Your Homemade Wonton Soup!
    • Serve the wonton soup hot and enjoy the delicious flavors of homemade wontons in a comforting broth.


  • Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, such as water chestnuts, cilantro, or bamboo shoots.
  • If you have extra wontons, you can freeze them on a baking sheet and transfer to a sealed container once frozen. Cook frozen wontons directly from the freezer in simmering soup or boiling water.
  • Adjust the level of spice by adding a touch of chili oil or hot sauce if desired.

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