I love making and even more so eating won-ton soup. It does take a bit of preparation but it is really not difficult to make, but it is oh so rewarding!
You don't have to wait any more to go to your favourite Chinese restaurant, just make those delicious won-tons yourself. You can use any type of filling. I always like using mushrooms, soy, miso, as I love the strong umami flavours. But you could easily use a mixture of carrot, cabbage and ginger. Or any finely chopped vegetables. Make sure you prepare the filling ahead of time, and that water which might be contained in the vegetables has been cooked out.
It is important to use strong flavours in your won-tons fillings, otherwise they can become sort of blend and tasteless very quick. It is good to 'over' season your filling.
Is all about having a good home made vegetable stock ready. Add your favourite spices, bring to the boil, and let it very gently simmer before you add the won tons, otherwise the won tons might break open. Add your favourite leaves or cabbage and top with a bit of crunchiness from spring onions, or nuts. It's that easy!
Can wine go with a won-ton soup?
There are a lot of people who don't drink wine nor beer with a soup, as a soup is already a liquid. But for some a dinner is not complete with a glass of something to go with it. This soup can be greatly enjoyed with a nice cold refreshing beer. But if you do prefer to drink a wine then you might want to opt for a young and fruity red. Like a young pinot noir, or a young gamay. It would go well with the mushroom & umami flavours of this won-ton soup.
You could easy prepare the won-tons ahead of time, as long as you keep them well covered because they dry out very quickly. But once you have them prepared it is very quick and easy to make the soup. So it can be great for a dinner party. Your guests will be impressed by your own home made won-ton soup! Make sure to add @haricoco1 to your instagram post, I can't wait to see your creations of this delicious soup recipe.
This Wonton soup recipe is part of my new series; 'Travels of taste'. We use our taste buds to travel the world and discover the use of our senses and imaginations to meet other cultures through food. So today we find ourselves in China. If you are ready to imagine yourself travelling through China whilst discovering all its flavours. Check out my full China 'travels of taste' post; >>> China, It's all about FOOD!