Malaysian Wonton Soup

Do you like wonton soup? I love love LOVE wonton soup, especially when I am feeling sick and just want something warm in my belly for comfort. Wonton soup is my go-to comfort food and I have the best homemade wonton soup recipe you should try now.

After having my mother-in-law’s wonton soup, I will never eat wonton soup at a restaurant anymore. Very moist wonton fillings and super flavourful broth. Yum! It is also perfect for cold Canadian winter days.

This recipe will make 25 wonton dumplings (or about 5 servings). The wonton dumplings “should” be prepared at least 2 hours in advance to infuse and enhance all the flavours. So you will want to plan ahead of meal time and it is totally worth it.

Ingredients

25 pieces wonton wrapper
1/2 lb of ground pork
1/4 lb of medium shrimp (shelled and chopped)
1 egg white
1 tablespoons of corn starch
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 stalk of green onions, scallions (diced)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of white pepper

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients above, mix thoroughly, and allow to marinade (covered) in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
  2. Use your finger to wet the outer edges of a wonton wrapper with water (for sealing).
  3. Place 3/4 tablespoon of meat in the middle of the wrapper.
    • Tip: If you use too much meat, it will be hard to seal the dumpling.
  4. Fold up the wrapper into a money bag by folding the wrapper over and pressing the edges together.
    • Tip: The shape and how it looks does not matter. My style is to bring the four corners together and then seal the edges.
  5. Place wontons on a plate lined with wax paper or lightly dusted with flour to prevent wonton from sticking to the plate.
  6. Cover with cling wrap until ready for cooking. You should have between 20 and 25 dumplings.

The Soup

Ingredients

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth (see tip 1)
5 stalks of green onions, scallions (chopped)
Sesame seed oil to taste (see tip 2)

Tip 1: For richer flavour, I used a 50/50 combination of the chicken broth and Campbell’s Pho broth.
Tip 2: You can make this dish spicy by using hot chili sesame seed oil. You can find these at specialty Chinese grocery stores.

Preparation

  1. Bring the soup broth to a boil.
  2. Boil the wonton in the soup for 5-8 minutes or until the wonton rises to the top.
  3. Place 5 pieces of dumpling per bowl with about 3/4 cups of broth.
  4. Add some green onions and a very light drizzle (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) of sesame seed oil.
  5. Add a pinch of white pepper and serve.

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Nutrition

5.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers Original Points
6.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers Points Plus
6.0 points per serving | Weight Watchers SmartPoints

My Kitchen Tools

Here are some of the specialty items you need for making this recipe. A good mixing bowl with a lid is used for mixing the dumpling filling without being too careful about your ingredients falling out. The lid is also helpful for covering your bowl. For an authentic experience, serve your wonton soup in an oriental-style soup bowl and soup spoon.

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