Wonton soup, also known as short soup, is a comforting classic. Juicy pork and chicken dumplings bathing in a fragrant soup laced with ginger and green onion. A classic Chinese takeaway soup on the table from scratch in 30 minutes.
Wonton soup is one of my favourite comfort foods. As well as a great hangover cure. This version is basic and easy to make. If you want to make it a little more "fancy" add some bok choy, or egg noodles to make it an Aussie Chinese long soup.
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Wonton Soup (short soup)
Pork & Chicken Dumplings
- 150 g pork mince (ground pork)
- 150 g chicken mince (ground chicken)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon minced red chilli
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 275 g packet round gow gee wrappers
- 2 L (8 cups) chicken stock
- 60 ml (¼ cup) soy sauce
- 3cm piece of ginger | peeled and finely julienned
- 6 shallots (green onions) | finely sliced
- sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds | to garnish
- Place pork mince, chicken mince, soy sauce, grated ginger, minced chilli, and sugar in a bowl. Mix ingredients until completely combined.
- Brush half the edges of a gow gee wrapper with a little water. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the centre of the wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half and seal the edges by pressing them firmly together.Repeat this step until all wontons are filled and the mixture is used. Place dumplings to the side while you prepare the soup.
- In a large saucepan combine stock, soy sauce, and ginger.
- Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Carefully add wontons to the soup and gently cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Stir through shallots and ladle into individual bowls to serve.
- Garnish individual soup servings with a few drops of sesame oil and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.