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This super easy to make wonton noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. Made with homemade broth and generous amounts of noodles and wontons, I could slurp this stuff up all day!
For as long as I can remember, wonton soup has been a favorite of mine. During my younger years, I remember getting takeout when visiting my grandparents every year (we didn’t eat out much) and always getting a large order of wonton soup.
I loved putting those deep fried wonton wrapper pieces in the soup and letting them soak up the broth. Ahhhh memories. More recently, the boyfriend and I ordered some wonton noodle soup on a whim at this little hole in the wall Chinese restaurant in San Diego. It was delicious, so I thought, I must make this! And here we are.
First off, I want to confess that I did not make the wontons from scratch. I will be posting a recipe for fresh wontons in the future, but for this recipe, I went frozen to keep things simple.
Typically, wontons are made with ground pork, shrimp, green onions, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil. I use a variety of different frozen wontons; they should be quite easy to find in the freezer section of the grocery store. Try some different kinds and choose the ones you like best.
*NOTE: The pork for the char siu needs to be marinated 24 hours in advance, so keep that in mind if you are planning on making this recipe.
Cook wontons and noodles according to the instructions on the package. Heat the chicken broth to boiling, turn off heat and add the soy sauce. Put, noodles, wontons and char siu in a bowl and pour hot broth over the top.
Garnish with green onion and serve. What a super easy recipe!
Variations: Add cooked bok choy, spinach or other greens to the wonton noodle soup for added freshness. Add a couple slices of ginger to the broth and boil for 5 minutes to intensify the ginger flavor in the soup. Serve with chili sauce for some added spice.
Did you make this recipe? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think 🙂
Wonton Noodle Soup
- 40 wontons
- 12 oz. Chinese egg noodles
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger peeled
- 4 dried shiitake mushrooms
- 2 tbsp. dried shrimp (optional)
- 1/2 cup green onions stems removed
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 cup char siu sliced (optional)
- 2 tbsp. diced green onions (for garnish)
- 1-2 cups fried wonton strips (for serving)
- Place the ginger, green onions, dried shiitakes, dried shrimp and soy sauce in a large pot with the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Taste the broth and add additional salt to taste. If you used unsalted or homemade broth, you may need to add additional salt.
- While the broth is simmering, cook the wontons and noodles according to the instructions on the package(s) and set aside.
- Strain the broth to remove all the aromatics and place back on the stove to keep warm.
- Place some noodles, wontons and char siu (optional) in a bowl and ladle the brothover the top.
- Garnish with green onions and fried wonton strips and serve.
- Be sure to taste the broth before adding salt. Some store bought broths have a lot of salt, and homemade will typically have none. Salt to your taste preference.
- For a clearer soup, strain the broth through cheesecloth to remove any particles.
- To make it a full meal you can add pieces of chicken, turkey, pork, tofu, shrimp, etc.
- Serve it with a spicy chili oil like this Homemade Chili Oil from Woks of Life - this stuff is sooooo good!!