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Wonton soup recipe (Húntún tāng 馄饨汤)

Here is how to make wonton soup recipe from scratch
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine asian, Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 300 grms minced pork
  • 150 grms raw prawns
  • 1 carrot
  • 6 dried shiitake mushroom
  • 1 water bamboo optional or use water chestnut
  • 70 grms water chestnut
  • 3 stalk spring onion
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp dry white sherry
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg yolk reserve egg white to close pastry

Clear soup base

  • 500 grms chicken wings
  • 250 grms pak choi chopped
  • 200 grms ready made wonton pastry
  • shrimp chilli oil to taste


    Chop or slice all the filling ingredients finely.
    Mix all the filling ingredients together.
    Then start to fill the pastry. Use about 1 teaspoonful of filling to a pastry. Fold it into a triangle and then make a pleat.
    In a pot boil the clear soup base with about 1.5 litres of water. Add the chicken wings and the water from shiitake mushroom.
  • When the wonton wrappers are all filled up. Boil a pot of water (about 1.5 litres) to cook the wontons. When the water is boiling swirl the water around add the wonton at the same time. This is so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. It takes about 3-5 minutes to cook the wontons. When the wontons start to float they are ready and cook.
    At the same time cook the pak choi in the chicken stock. It takes about 3-5 minutes to cook the pak choi.


Keyword soup, wonton soup