Pork wonton soup (猪肉馄饨)
Tasty, moist pork filling wrapped with slippery wonton skin, served in hot chicken soup, this pork wonton soup is such a comforting treat.
For the wontons
ready-to-use wonton wrappers
minced pork, or chicken
light soy sauce
ground Sichuan pepper
Chinese five-spice powder
For the soup
Coriander or scallions
Chinese chilli oil
Mix the filling
Mix pork mince, scallions, ginger, soy sauce, Sichuan pepper and salt.
Swirl constantly in the same direction while pouring in 4 tablespoons of chicken stock little by little until no liquid can be seen.
Wrap the wontons
Wet two neighbouring sides of the wonton wrapper with your fingertip. Place some pork mixture in the middle.
Fold the wrapper into a triangle. Seal the edge. Then draw two corners together and press to seal (please refer to the video below). Repeat to finish all the wrappers.
Cook the wonton
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Gently slide in wontons. Move them around with the back of a spoon to avoid sticking. Cover with lid.
When the water starts boiling again uncover and leave to cook for a further 2 minutes or so.
Assemble the dish
Drain and place wontons in serving bowls. Pour in hot chicken stock. Season with white pepper and salt if needed.
Garnish with coriander. Add some homemade chilli oil if you’d like to spice it up.
Make in advance
Freeze the wontons right after assembling. Cook them the normal way without defrosting.
Pork wonton soup (猪肉馄饨) by
Red House Spice