Easy Chinese Shrimp Wonton Soup

Bring Asian flavours into your home with this shrimp wonton soup. 

shrimp wonton soup

What is wonton soup?

Without doubt, wonton soup is the most popular soup served in Chinese restaurants. Wontons are dumplings filled with shrimp, pork or vegetables. This straightforward recipe with step by step instructions highlights the taste of the delicious and comforting shrimp in a clear chicken broth. This nourishing recipe is authentic and it doesn’t need any tweaking.

How to fold dumplings

There are many different kinds of dumplings. Some people find folding the wontons a little tricky but if it is your first time, go for the easiest way of folding and master more complex folding once you are comfortable. Check out how to fold the dumplings in this video

shrimp wonton soup

Chinese Shrimp Wonton Soup

Without doubt, wonton soup is the most popular soup served in Chinese restaurants.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people
Calories 141 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


  • Bring the chicken stock to the boil in a large cooking pot and season to taste with salt, pepper and a few drops of sesame oil.
    chicken stock
  • Bring another pot with a large amount of water to the boil with a pinch of salt.
    Boil the shrimp wontons for approximately 3-4 minutes in the water. Gently stir to prevent them from sticking together until the dumplings are floating.
    shrimp wonton soup
  • Transfer the shrimp wontons to a soup bowl.
    Pour the hot chicken stock over the dumplings and garnish the soup with the bamboo shoots, fresh bean sprouts, spring onions, coriander leaves and freshly ground white peppercorns.
    shrimp wonton soup

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 9gFat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 528mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 11IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bamboo, shrimps, wonton
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