Homemade Wonton Soup


For the Wontons:

  • 1/2 pound ground pork or shrimp (or a combination)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers

For the Soup:

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • Sliced green onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms
  • Bok choy leaves
  • Sriracha sauce (for extra heat)


Making the Wontons:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground pork (or shrimp), green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, and black pepper.
  2. Place a small spoonful of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  3. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold them over to form a triangle, pressing the edges to seal. You can also try different folding techniques if you prefer.
  4. Repeat until all the filling is used up.

Making the Soup:

  1. In a large pot, bring the chicken broth and water to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger to the broth. Stir well.
  3. Once the broth is simmering, carefully add the wontons to the pot.
  4. Let the wontons cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until they float to the surface and are cooked through.
  5. Add the thinly sliced green onions to the soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with additional sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, and any other desired toppings.
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