This is an easy recipe using fresh ground meat and prawns as filling to create succulent wontons which are boiled in a gentle yet savoury broth. Wonton soup can be enjoyed as a side dish or it can also be served with some egg noodles as a main dish. Wrappers which are made out of wheat, egg and water are used to wrap the meat and prawn mixture.
Where to buy wonton wraps?
Wonton wraps can be found in the frozen section at the Asian grocer, Thaw them before use.
You may opt for minced chicken thighs but skip the 'shaoxing' wine. Shaoxing wine is added for its sweetness.
Fried wontons or boiled wontons?
If you do not like wantons in soup, you can opt to have them fried instead. Serve with some sweet chilli sauce. You will love its crispiness.
What is wonton soup made of?
Wonton soup can be made out of chicken broth or anchovies. I prefer the latter. Simply boil some anchovies together with scallions for about 30 minutes. Add salt to taste. You may substitute this with chicken broth, if that is your preference.
How to store wontons?
Wontons can be stored in airtight containers and kept frozen for up to 3 months.
Have fun wrapping these delicious dumplings. This recipe yields around 14 to 16 pieces of wantons. Check out the wonton noodles recipe on the website too. I personally love this soup version especially after a long haul flight as it gives me a comforting feeling.