Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wonton Soup

Today is quite windy so I want something hot. Soup sounds like a great dish to have in the cold weather. I am making wonton soup. One bowl of this baby, and it will warm you up. It's great to have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Here is a closer look a the filling. It has shrimps, ground pork, and water chestnut along with other good stuff.

I just made this bowl for myself.

You need to have wonton skins. This can be purchase at an Asian grocery store.

The filing has a lot of flavors in it.

Scoop a small amount of filling and wrap into the wonton skin and make into the shape below.

Here is another platter ready to be boiled.

Cook wontons in a separate pot of boiling water before adding them to the broth.

Here is the pot of my clear wonton soup. It has no fat in it whatsoever since I took all of them out. The broth has onion, ginger, dried shrimps, mushrooms, and a few pieces of turnips.

This bowl is for my hubby since he loves to eat spicy. I added hot sauce in his wonton soup.

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions, plus 3 tablespoons finely chopped
1 pot of chicken or pork broth
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound of shrimp (cut into bit size)
1 TB of oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional if you like spicy)
1 package of wonton wrappers, thawed if frozen
3 stalks of scallion and some cilantro
1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1/4 cup water chestnut (This will give you the crunch once you bite into the wonton.)
green lettuce or bok choy (optional)


1. Boil one pot of water with pork neckbone or chicken leg.
2. Add one medium onion and a few slices of turnips to give the sweetness to the broth.
3. Add dried shrimps.
4. Add a few slices of ginger.
5. Add 1/2 tsp of sesame oil.
6. Add a few rock sugar.

Wonton filling

1. In a bowl, add the ground pork seasoned with scallions, sesame oil, oyster sauce, salt and pepper, constarch, sesame oil, pepper and sugar.
2. Add chopped shrimps and crunchy bits of water chestnut may be folded in.
3. Wrap the pork and shrimp filling into the wonton skin.


1. Boil the wonton in a separate pot of water so they won't cloud the soup.
2. Drain and fish them out into serving bowl.
3. Add the wonton soup in.
4. If you like veggies, add the bok choy in or some lettuce.
5. Garnish with some chopped scallions or cilantro.

A sip of this wonderful wonton soup with a juicy wonton will warm your body up in no time. It's a great dish to have especially in a cold weather.


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