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A bowl of pork wonton soup
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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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dumplings, Pork
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Wei Guo

Ingredients

For the wontons

  • 40 ready-to-use wonton wrappers
  • 250 g pork mince 9oz
  • 2 stalk scallions finely chopped
  • 2 slices ginger minced
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 pinch ground Sichuan pepper or Chinese five-spice powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp chicken stock

For the soup

  • 800 ml chicken stock 3 cups
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • Coriander chopped
  • Chinese chilli oil optional

Instructions

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.