Recipe: Pork Wonton Soup



What could be more satisfying than having a bowl of warm, hearty and delicious Pork Wonton Soup on a cold, chilly New Year’s Day? After a busy New Year’s Eve celebration with family and of course trying to cure a massive hangover, I have decided to whip up this meal from scratch. It is inexpensive to make but have the patience to make the wontons as it is the heart of the soup and it’s totally worth it!

For the wontons, I looked up online on how to work with the wonton wrappers. There are many different variations on how you want to seal your wontons. Take your pick, I chose the triangle shape style of sealing. It’s just easy for me to make it.

For the soup base, I used a combination of Vegetable and Chicken broth. You can use either or if you like. The best thing about the broth is simmering your favorite fresh vegetables while you make the wontons for extra flavor. You can add fresh noodles, meats and other veggies in it if you like as a full meal. This soup is just an explosion of flavors!

After making this, you will never order another Wonton soup take out anymore.


Soup Base:

  • 1 900ml low sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 cube Chicken Broth
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 clove peeled Garlic
  • 1 small Carrot (skin on, cut up in big chunks)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (cut up in big chunks)
  • 1 bunch Green Onions (cut up in big chunks, reserve 3 stalks for garnish)
  • 1 piece Ginger Root (size of your thumb, skin on and cut up in big chunks)
  • 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce

For Pork Wontons:

  • 15 pieces Wonton Wrappers
  • Ground Pork (any leftover meat can be make as meatballs and freeze for future use)
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce


  1. Work on the soup base first. In a soup pot, add all 10 ingredients together. Let it boil and then lower heat to simmer while you’re making the pork wontons. You can also make this soup base ahead of time and then reheat.
  2. Prepare your work station for the wontons. You will need a bowl of water to help seal the wontons, a plate to work on the pork wonton filling, a plate for the wonton wrappers and a plate to set the pork wonton fillings.
  3. In a bowl, add all 8 ingredients for the wonton filling. Use a spoon and fold in all ingredients well. Grab a wonton wrapper and wet all edges with water using your fingertip. For every wonton filling use half a teaspoon of meat and place on top of the wonton wrapper. Fold and seal your wonton. There are many variations on how to seal your wonton. I sealed my wontons in a triangle shape. Remember to seal your wontons really well or it will open up while simmering in the broth.
  4. Place the pork wontons in the broth carefully using a laden spoon and let it cook in the simmering broth for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Serve in a big soup bowl and garnish with the remaining chopped Green Onions and a dash of sesame oil.

About the Writer

Tota Mendez

Tota Mendez is a musician and avid food lover originally from Manila. Her recipes are inspired from her days of traveling all over the world which is mostly Asian Cuisine.

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