Pork Wonton Soup

"Wow! This recipe is so much better than what I have been served in restaurants. The sesame oil in the pork mixture gives a nice flavor and I love the bit of crunch the napa cabbage has in the soup."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Add all meat filling and let set for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the chopped cabbage with the pork.
  • Method:

  • Set out ten wonton wrappers on a counter surface.
  • Place 3/4 teaspoon of the filling in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  • Have a cup of water handy.
  • Moisten both index fingers with water.
  • With a corner pointing up, moisten two adjoining edges of the corner with water.
  • Repeat with all ten wontons.
  • Bring the opposite corner up and fold together over the filling to make a triangle.
  • Run your fingers along edge to seal tightly.
  • At the bottom,fold the remaining side corners together; moisten and seal tightly.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil over medium/high heat.
  • Using a spatula to remove wontons from counter, drop in the ten wontons, stirring gently.
  • Place lid on saucepan and reduce the heat to medium.
  • When the broth returns to a boil and the wontons start to float, remove pan from the heat.
  • With a strainer, transfer the wontons from the pan to 6 individual soup bowls.
  • Repeat until all forty wontons are cooked through.
  • Pour hot broth over wontons.
  • Add a bit of cabbage and scallion tops to each bowl and serve.

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  1. this got to be the best i have ever had
  2. Really good, lots of flavor. Better than any restaurant Wonton soup.
  3. Wow!!!...Yummy...I made this tonite for dinner as an app. it ended up being the main event ..I made as posted except I put in a can of water chesnuts ..and then added broccoli and green onion in the bowl ..then poured the broth in the bowl when done...Awesome!!...Thank you.. Aroostook ..
  4. Great recipe!!! Just as good as our favorite Chinese restaurant. This was so easy. The hardest part was finding the wonton wrappers, all I was able to find were wonton skins. But everything turned out great. Followed recipe exactly except I doubled the recipe and only used 1 1/2 TBS of sesame oil in the filling as it was so strong. I have to admit at first I really did not like the smell of the sesame oil, but I really liked the flavor it gave to the broth. Very easy recipe I will definitely make this again. Thank you so much for sharing =)
  5. wow! This was as good or better than what we get at a restaurant! DH said he would give this many more than 5 stars if possible! I followed the recipe as posted, except we used ground chicken, and I didn't put the cabbage in the soup ( I did put it in the wontons). I also make my own broth and added sliced garlic and carrots and some minced ginger. I just made another double batch yesterday and froze a ton of wontons. I freeze them raw, and then for the next time we make it, I just drop the frozen wontons into the simmering broth until cooked. I just put them on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone liner, then pop them into a ziploc bag when frozen. LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! Thanks for sharing!


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