Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup

You do need some special ingredients, but the method is very simple
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Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup is such a basic, no-brainer bowl of noodles that you’ll find at most Cantonese restaurants. But if you’re not near a Chinatown or Cantonese place, you’ll definitely want to give it a try at home. It’s so easy to put together!

This recipe is courtesy of thewoksoflife.com

6
Servings
559
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8  Ounces  ground pork
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  salt, plus more to taste
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sesame oil
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  white pepper
  • 1  Tablespoon  shaoxing wine
  • 2  Teaspoons  oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  water
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cornstarch
  • 6  Ounces  shrimp, chopped
  • 1/2  pack wonton skin (the square-shaped egg wonton skin)
  • 12  Ounces  wonton egg noodles
  • 8  Cups  high quality chicken broth

Directions

Start by making the filling. Add the pork, 3/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, sesame oil, white pepper, wine, oil, water, and cornstarch to a bowl and whip everything together by hand for 15 minutes, or in a food processor for 5 minutes. You want the pork to look like a paste. Mix in the chopped shrimp.

To make the wontons, take a wrapper, and add only about a teaspoon of filling. Use your finger to coat the edges with water (this helps the two sides seal together), and fold in half so you have a triangle shape. Bring together the two outer corners, and press to seal. Continue assembling until you've used up the filling (this recipe should make about 3 dozen wontons).

To assemble the dish, heat up the chicken broth in a medium pot. Adjust seasoning by adding salt, to taste.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and boil the noodles just until al dente. Divide among 6 bowls. Add the wontons and boil for about 4-5 minutes until they float and the filling is cooked through. Divide wontons among the bowls, and cover with hot broth. Serve!

If you want your soup a little more flavorful, you can also add a couple drops of sesame oil, chopped scallion, and white pepper over the top!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
25g
54%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
209mg
30%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
1618mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
281g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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