Homemade Wonton Soup - Restaurant-Quality recipe (2024)

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You'll love this easy and delicious homemade Wonton Soup recipe! Tender wontons stuffed with seasoned pork in a light and flavorful chicken broth with hints of ginger, sesame and green onions. No need to order Chinese take-out, this easy soup recipe comes together in no time.

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A bowl of homemade wonton soup is perfect if you're trying to lose weight, on a detox diet, or just simply hungry but not starving. Both the broth and wontons can be made ahead and re-heated on a moment's notice. I like to serve this light Chinese soup as an appetizer with creamy Coconut Shrimp, Chinese Sticky Ribs. Sweet and Sour shrimp or Chinese Coconut Fried Shrimp.

A wonton is a small pastry made of wheat flour, water and eggs. They're typically filled with a protein (pork, chicken, shrimp), that is formed by hand and boiled. You'll find wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of your grocer (usually near the biscuits).

Here's what you need

To make restaurant-quality wonton soup, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a good quality Chinese cooking wine, also known as Shaoxing wine. You'll find this Chinese cooking wine in the International section of your grocery store or at your local Asian market. Note that it is NOT the same as Chinese rice vinegar.

Chinese rice vinegar is a vinegar; Chinese Cooking Wine (Shaoxing wine) is a wine. The flavor profiles are completely different and are not interchangeable. Make sure you get Chinese Cooking or Shaoxing wine.

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  • Wonton wrappers - these are in the refrigerated section at the grocery store (usually near the biscuits); you can use traditional or gluten-free wonton wrappers
  • Ground pork- pork wontons are the traditional protein in Wonton soup; however, you can use ground turkey, ground shrimp or ground chicken
  • Chicken broth - or chicken stock
  • Shaoxing wine - Chinese cooking wine; not Chinese rice vinegar; it's usually on the very bottom shelf at the store
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ginger - just about a 1" inch piece of fresh ginger
  • Bok Choy - Chinese cabbage which is usually in the produce section; if you can't find bok choy, substitute with traditional green cabbage
  • Green onions

Wonton soup consists of chicken broth, sesame oil, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, green onions, garlic, ginger and bok choy.

How to make it

This is an overview of how to make wonton soup; for exact ingredient measurements and details, see the recipe card below.

  • In a large stockpot on medium high heat, add chicken broth, sesame oil, shaoxing wine, garlic, ginger and scallions or green onions. Cook the broth for 15 minutes; meanwhile, make the wonton filling.
  • Add the filling ingredients to a food processor and pulse until well combined; put a teaspoon of the wonton filling on a wonton wrapper, shape and seal the wrapper with a little water. Once all of the wontons are filled, place them in a pot of boiling water for 4 minutes; remove and transfer to a plate
  • When ready to serve, spoon cooked wontons into a deep bowl and pour the hot broth over them; garnish with chopped green onions

Recipe tips

  • Fill each wonton wrapper with 1 teaspoon of the raw ground meat or shrimp; this small amount of protein will cook when boiled in hot water for 4 minutes
  • Don't over stuff the wontons

Storage and reheating

Store the wonton soup broth and the wonton stuffed dumplings in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.When you're ready to have a bowl of soup, bring the broth to a boil then add the wontons. Allow wontons to cook for about 6-8 minutes. You can freeze the soup, but I don't recommend freezing the filled wontons because the texture changes and they get mushy.

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Homemade Wonton Soup

Restaurant-quality Wonton soup with a flavorful broth and deliciously seasoned stuffed Wontons.

5 from 5 votes

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Course: Appetizer, Soup

Cuisine: Asian

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Author: Anecia Hero



  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing wine
  • 4 green onions 2 for soup; 2 for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and mashed
  • 1 slice fresh ginger about 1" inch; peeled; not grated See Recipe Notes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup bok choy chopped; bite size

Wonton Filling

  • 1 pkg. wonton wrappers
  • 1 lb. ground chicken, pork, or shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger , peeled and grated
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small bowl of water


Broth Instructions

  • Add all ingredient to large stock pot and bring to medium high heat

    32 oz. chicken broth, 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, ½ teaspoon sesame oil, 1½ tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing wine, 4 green onions, 3 cloves garlic, 1 slice fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon sugar, pinch of salt, ½ cup bok choy

  • Allow to cook for 15 minutes; prior to serving, remove ginger and garlic pieces

  • Taste for seasoning; add salt if desired

  • Garnish with green onion and/or cilantro

Wonton Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients

    1 lb. ground chicken, pork, or shrimp, 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, 3 green onions, 2 tablespoons Chinese Shaoxing wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • Pulse mixture in food processor until it's a paste-like consistency

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil

  • Place wonton wrappers on clean surface; add 1 teaspoon of meat mixture in the center of each wrapper

    1 pkg. wonton wrappers, 1 small bowl of water

  • Using your finger, spread a thin line of water on all edges of the wonton wrapper

  • Fold wonton into a triangle; using wet fingers, press the edges together

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  • Wet fingers again and gently fold two corners of the wrapper together

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  • Once all wontons are shaped, add to boiling water

  • Boil for 4 minutes; using a slotted spoon, remove wontons and place them in serving bowl; pour broth over wontons

  • Garnish with additional chopped green onions and serve


Chinese Cooking Wine

Also known as "Shaoxing wine" is NOT the same as rice wine vinegar.

Chinese rice vinegar is a vinegar; Chinese Cooking Wine (Shaoxing wine) is a wine. The flavor profiles are completely different.

You might want to add more ingredients to this soup:

  • chopped mushrooms
  • bamboo shoots
  • bean sprouts
  • chopped water chestnuts

Garlic and ginger for the broth

Mash the garlic cloves a little with the back of a spoon. Put that and about 1"inch of fresh, peeled ginger into the broth; no need to grate these ingredients because we're gonna remove 'em before we serve the soup.

The filling also calls for ginger; you will grate or finely chop the ginger that goes into the filling.

About the raw pork, chicken or shrimp

When I first made this, I was concerned about putting raw meat into the wonton...I wondered if the protein (I used pork) would be cooked thoroughly. Turns out, you use such a small amount of the mixture that it cooks in the boiling water.

Nutrition Estimate

Serving: 1cupCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1761mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 673IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

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    I took a gamble on this recipe and it turned out great! Super easy and delicious! Thank you!


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