This Wonton Soup is simple to make. Why? Because you use store-bought frozen wontons rather than wrapping the wontons from scratch (yes, that’s a lengthy procedure), it’s ideal for a quick evening supper.
Wonton Soup, a 15-minute soup with typical Chinese tastes, is designed to be cooked quickly and easily on a chilly winter night, or anytime those Chinese cravings strike hard.
No need to go to the nearest Chinese joint or order take out. All you need is a bag of frozen wontons, and you can make this easy wonton soup in minutes.
This bowl is full of tender, pillowy, plump wontons floating along with bok choy and mushrooms in warm broth. It’s seasoned perfectly with classic Chinese flavors, thanks to the famous combo of ginger + garlic + soy+ sesame oil. Magic.
And please don’t forget to drizzle some Chili Oil on top to take this simple soup to the next level.
Wonton Soup Ingredients
Frozen Wontons – Today we are using frozen pre-made wontons, as that’s what makes the soup easy and quick. Simply buy pre-made wontons from the frozen section of your local grocery store, or Asian specialty store.
Aromatics – Shallots, ginger and garlic. The essentials for any Asian dish.
Veggies – Shiitake mushrooms (you can use any available mushrooms, or skip them altogether), bok choy and scallions (only the green part for garnishing).
Chicken Broth – We are using chicken broth, but feel free to use beef or vegetable broth if you prefer.
Sauces and flavor enhancers – Soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and chili oil (optional).
Wonton Soup Recipe:
This soup happens super fast… 15 minutes cook time fast…
- Cook Aromatics: Heat oil in a soup pot and sauté shallots, ginger and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add in shiitake mushrooms and sauté for a couple of minutes.
- Make the broth: Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Add in soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Simmer for a couple of minutes over medium high heat.
- Cook bok choy and wontons: Add the bok choy and partially cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the frozen wontons. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the wontons float and the bok choy is wilted, but still has a little crunch. Taste and adjust soy sauce and vinegar to your taste.
Make this very easy classic Chinese Soup recipe in your own home the next time you’re in the mood for soup. You only need a bag of ready-made wontons, dumplings, or potstickers. You don’t have to be an expert at creating wontons from scratch.
Simply prepare an outstanding soup base and add the wontons, along with some vegetable power, and you’ll have an enticing, wonderful steaming cup of soup in a matter of minutes. Voila… Wonton Soup… in 15 minutes!!!