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.
Servings: 4 servings
For the wontons
- 40 ready-to-use wonton wrappers
- 250 g pork mince 9oz
- 2 stalk scallions finely chopped
- 2 slices ginger minced
- 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
- 1 pinch ground Sichuan pepper or Chinese five-spice powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoon chicken stock
For the soup
- 800 ml chicken stock 3 cups
- 1 pinch white pepper
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- Coriander chopped
- Chinese chilli oil optional
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.