Wontons are the perfect nutritious and easy lunch or dinner recipe! I love that they can be pre-made, and whenever you want to eat them, just pull it out of the freezer and boil them up!
Wontons are probably they easiest and quickest way to fold a dumpling. This was the first way I learned how to wrap dumplings, and even the most unskilled dumpling wrappers can perfect this technique!
I think dumplings/ wontons are my favorite thing to make and eat and I have so many different recipes on my blog! Here are a few:
- Teriyaki Chicken Dumplings
- Chili Oil Chicken Wontons
- Traditional Bao Zi
- Vegetarian Potstickers
- Veggie Filled Pork Dumplings
- Vegetarian Spring Rolls
- Rice Paper Chicken Dumplings
Key ingredients for this wonton soup:
- Ground pork
- Ground pork is the traditional choice when making traditional bao zi’s. However, I love using ground chicken or turkey as well.
- Soy sauce
- Most of the flavor comes from soy sauce! I love the umami and salty flavor it brings.
- Ginger and green onion
- These two ingredients are essential in Chinese cooking. You them for sauces, stir fry’s, dumplings, and more!
- Chicken broth
- This helps keep the filling moist, and also adds some additional flavor!
- Shaoxing wine
- Shaoxing wine is super common in Chinese cooking. It adds another level of flavor and complexity to any dish, especially when marinating meat.
- This is a key ingredient that people often miss! I‘ve tried dumplings both with and with out sugar, and I will tell you that the one with was much better.
- White pepper
- I LOVE WHITE PEPPER. It is by far my favorite seasoning to flavor any of my Asian dishes.
- Sesame oil and olive oil
- I added two types of oil here: olive oil and sesame oil. I added olive oil because a large amount of sesame oil will over power the flavor! This keeps the filling nice and juicy.
Super Easy Wonton Soup
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- ⅓-½ cup chicken stock
- ½ tsp shaoxing wine
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp white pepper
- 1-2 stalks green onion finely diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ inch grated ginger
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 50 square wonton wrappers
Soup for 4
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 cups water
- Green onion Chopped
- Cilantro Chopped
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt if the chicken stock is low sodium
- Start by marinating the ground pork with every ingredient under the filling ingredients tab. Set aside.
- Grab a square wonton wrapper and brush the outline of the wrapper with some water.
- Place about 1 tsp of the filling in the center of a wrapper. Then take a corner of the wrapper and fold it over the filling making a triangle shape. Press the wet seams together.
- Then dab a little water on the bottom right corner of the wonton. Pinch the bottom left corner with the bottom right corner of the wonton and press it together.
- Pour the chicken stock, water, soy sauce, and salt into a pot. Bring it up to a boil. Once the stock is boiling add in the wontons (about 40-50 for 4 people). Cook for 8 minutes or until they float. At the end add in the chopped cilantro and green onion!
- Serve with a drizzle of chili oil for a little spice and enjoy!