1. You can sub with 1 tbsp + 1 tsp all purpose soy sauce.
2. I highly recommend using Chinese wine per recipe, or sub with sherry, cooking sake or Mirin. If you cannot consume alcohol, then just omit.
3. This sounds like a lot, but trust me, it tastes incredible!
4. You can find Wonton Wrappers in the refrigerator section of Woolworths
and Coles in Australia in the section where fresh noodles are sold (usually next to the pasta). You will need 2 packets (there are 40 in each pack). Or otherwise reduce the filling slightly and just make 1 packet.
5. If you are at the Asian store, grab a couple of cans of Asian chicken broth. It's more yellow and tastes a little "cleaner" than Western store bought chicken broth. It is what I used in the photos.
6. Smash garlic cloves by pressing the side of the knife down on the side so they burst open but mostly stay whole. It allows the flavour to infuse into the soup while making it easy to pick out of the broth before serving so you have a clean broth without bits of garlic in it.
7. I use 6 to 8 wontons for soups without noodles, and 5 or 6 with noodles.
8. I use these Asian egg noodles
from Woolworths in Australia. Any dried or fresh egg noodles will work fine.
9. When I'm feeling really lazy, I cook the wontons in the soup broth. Just be aware that it will suck up some of the broth so add 1/2 cup of water.
10. The filling for the wontons are from this Wonton Soup
recipe by Omnivore's Cookbook, a fantastic authentic Chinese food blog. It is better than my mother's!!
11. IMPORTANT: Do not freeze if you make this with prawn meat that was frozen - you should not refreeze raw seafood. Use all pork. Or if you really have to have prawns in your wontons, cook them very lightly in a skillet until they are JUST cooked (still opaque, not solid white), then chop them finely with a knife (i.e. almost mince them). Mash up the pork per recipe, then at the end just stir the prawns in - scrape any juices on cutting board in as well.
12. Wonton Soup nutrition per serving, with bok choy, no noodles. If you add egg noodles, it increases to 347 calories per serving. Make it even healthier by adding more vegetables - just blanch them in the soup broth.
This wonton recipe was originally published in September 2016. Updated for housekeeping matters in 2018 - no change to recipe!
Amount Per Serving (280 g)
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.1g
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 1.2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.