Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup
(Courtesy Yuhong Sun)



½ lb pork

2 scallions, chopped

1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped

1 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp rice vinegar

½ teaspoon sesame oil

1 egg

40 wonton wrappers

6 cups water


1 ½ cups vegetable broth

1 ½ cups water

1 tomato, chopped


Mix pork, scallions, ginger, cornstarch, vinegar, sesame oil and egg in a bowl.

Place 1 tsp mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Wet edges of wonton and fold to form a triangle shape. Seal edges. Press two corners of folded wonton together to form a hat and seal.

Bring six cups of water to a simmer in a large pot. Gently place 12 wontons into boiling water. Add 1/2 cold water and allow water to return to a simmer. Repeat simmer with another 1/2 cup cold water. When wontons float to the surface of the water (about 5 minutes), scoop from the pot and lay on a plate in a single layer.

In the meantime, mix broth and water in a pan. Add tomato and bring to simmer.

To serve, place one cup of soup in a bowl with 4 wontons.

3 servings, 475 calories per serving

Hack: Freeze remaining uncooked wontons in a single layer on a baking sheet. When solid, transfer to a freezer-safe container. Cook from a frozen state, allowing 2 extra minutes to cook. Any leftover wonton wrappers can be wrapped tightly and frozen as well.

Hack:  For more instructional videos for making traditional Chinese cuisine at home, visit Yuhong’s Country Kitchen on YouTube!



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10 Replies to “Wonton Soup”

  1. Good day to you Cynthia. I am beginning to get so fond of your website – Cynthia Eats. Your website is slightly becoming more of a recipe book to me (smiles). If you keep posting great recipes like this, I will definitely get addicted to your website. Great job on this one. I’ll make out time to try this Wonton soup recipe.

    1. This recipe actually came from my sister-in-law.  She made it when we were visiting my father and I loved it!  I’m happy that you’re finding my website to be a useful tool in your everyday life and I appreciate your kind comments.

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  3. Wow thanks so much for the recipe, I have heard of this soup sometime back but I never thought that I would ever get the recipe. From what you have shown seems easy to make and I guess this is delicious. Both my wife and I talk the other day about try trying something new and this wonton soup is something that is new and I believe has a delightful taste. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Wow, this sounds absolutely delicious! I’ve been wanting to make more soups recently because I find them so comforting and hydrating during the winter months. I seem to feel dehydrated a lot and I think it’s because I eat a lot of drying foods. I need to add some variety to my diet and get some new ideas so I’m going to take a look around at more of your recipes.

    Anyway, I would love to try this recipe! Do you think I could make this soup with chicken instead of pork?

  5. Wow! Another great recipe.

    I’ll admit I have never been a fan of wonton soup.

    I think it is actually the texture of the wontons that I don’t care for.

    Have you come across this problem before?

    Who knows maybe I’ll get brave enough to try it someday.

    This recipe certainly makes it seem easy enough to make and there is nothing in the ingredients that I don’t like.

    If I do try it, I will be sure to let you know how it turned out.

    1. I love wontons but I can understand how the soft, slippery texture can be unappealing to some.  To each his own, right?

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