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WATCH: How To Make Wonton Soup

WATCH: How To Make Wonton Soup

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WATCH: How To Make Wonton Soup

For many Filipinos who live abroad, it’s truly a struggle when they miss Filipino dishes and comfort food from home. Thankfully, a lot of ingredients can be found in most groceries and in some cases, in specialty stores that have Asian and Filipino ingredients on the shelves. Sometimes, it just takes a little creativity to successfully substitute ingredients.

We asked Kay Eriksen, who currently lives in Malmo, Sweden, for her easy recipe for wonton soup. It’s a family favorite, she shares, and is perfect for when the temperature drops and when you need to remind yourself of home.

  • Wonton Soup Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 200 grams ground pork
  • 100 grams peeled shrimp, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger (about 3 cm)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped (save the white part for the broth)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pack wonton wrappers (50 wrappers)
  • 5 cups chicken stock (or 5 cups water plus 2 chicken bouillon cubes)
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 pieces ginger, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • green onions, finely chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • bok choy, cut to bite-size (or spinach; optional, for garnish)
  • cilantro, chopped (optional; to serve)
  • chili garlic oil (optional; to serve)
  • 1 Make the dumpling filling: Combine ground pork, ginger, green onion, soy sauce, mirin, salt, and sesame oil in a big bowl. Mix well using a potato masher (or fork) until well combined and the mixture looks a bit sticky. Add the chopped shrimp and mix again.
  • 2 Make the dumplings: Lay wonton wrapper on a work surface and put about a teaspoon of filling. Brush the edges with water and fold to seal, making sure to press out air.
  • Place wrapped wontons into a container with a lid or with a damp tea towel as you work to avoid them from drying out (Tip: Freeze remaining dumplings; recipe will make more than 25 pieces). 
  • 3 Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place wontons in water and cook until they float, and wait for 2 minutes more. Remove with a slotted spoon straight into serving bowls.
  • 4 Make the broth: Combine the water, chicken bouillon cubes, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, mirin and sesame oil in a pot and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 5 To serve: Blanch bok choy in the soup broth and place in serving bowl. Ladle broth into the bowl, sprinkle green onions, cilantro, and chili garlic oil, if using.
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