Growing Chefs! Ontario Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

Wonton soup is a great comfort food for any sort of night you need a nice warm hug. Wontons are thin dumpling wrappers and are one of the easiest types of dumplings to make, and are just simmered gently in a subtly flavoured broth
Serves 4-6


8 cups chicken stock1 inch ginger peeled and sliced2 tablespoons dried shrimp (optional)2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon sesame oil


1/2 pound ground pork1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced1 tablespoon ginger, minced1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine1 teaspoon sesame oil1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon white pepper1 teaspoon cornstarch1/2 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, and chopped 1-2 packs fresh wonton wrappers as needed

To finish

1 cup green onions thinly sliced1 pound bok choy, finely chopped1/4 cup chili oil1 tablespoon white pepper1 tablespoon sesame oil1 tablespoon black vinegar

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

To prepare the soup base, finely mince the ginger and set aside. Measure out chicken stock, soy sauce, dried shrimp and sesame oil and bring to a boil. Let simmer gently for 20 minutes to infuse ginger and shrimp flavour into the stock which you work on the rest of the soup.

Measure out ground pork and put it into a bowl.

Finely slice green onions, and mince ginger and add it into the pork.

Measure soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and cornstarch into the bowl.

Finely chop the shrimp and add it into the bowl. Mix together well with a wooden spoon.

To fill the wontons, add about 2 teaspoons of meat to the center of the filling. Pinch the edges together in a pouch, making sure it is tightly sealed. Repeat with the rest of the filling and dumpling wrappers.

Prepare the garnishes; thinly slice green onions. Thinly slice the bok choy and set aside.

Measure out the chili oil, white pepper, sesame oil and black vinegar.

Get Cooking!

To cook the soup, add the bok choy to the broth and let cook 3 – 4 minutes until softened.

Add the dumplings and cook for 5 – 6 minutes until the dumplings are cooked through. Add the chili oil, white pepper, sesame oil, black vinegar, and season with salt to taste. Serve immediately.