A Deliciously Tasty Wonton Noodle Soup Recipe

This deliciously tasty wonton noodle soup recipe may not be something that every reader has grown up with but by the time everyone has had the chance to taste it? They are sure to become big fans. It’s a very simple dish to make, which makes it a wonderful addition to any home’s dinnertime rotation. After all, we are always looking for quick and easy dinner options.

Most of us do not have the time or energy to handle long and drawn-out meal prep and cook times. That’s why this deliciously tasty wonton noodle soup recipe is a must-have. We are willing to bet that it will become an all time favorite once you have had the chance to try it out. Whether this dish is a nostalgia trip for you or you are trying it out for the first time, you are certainly going to appreciate this awesome recipe.

Cultural Background

Of course, it is always nice to know more about the cultural background of these types of dishes before we prepare them. The soup simply hits differently when we have taken the time to educate ourselves. Wonton soup is derived from Cantonese culture, so the more we are able to learn, the better. For starters, did you know that wonton is actually pronounced differently when it is spoken in its native language?

It is actually pronounced “wàhn tān”! Now that we know this, we can truly impress everyone that we know. Those who are already familiar with the cuisine of the Cantonese may already recognize this soup as a cultural staple, while anyone who has ever had the chance to visit Guangzhou and Hong Kong has definitely seen this soup before. All of the food stalls and restaurants in these locations are more than happy to provide it.

Helpful Notes on the Noodles + Ingredients

You have two choices when it comes to the wonton noodles themselves. You can either make them from scratch or you can purchase them from the store. It is typically easier to choose the latter option, especially if you have an Asian grocery store close by. If you do not have an Asian grocery store in your vicinity, you may need to purchase noodles online but fortunately, there are a wide range of options available to us in this regard.

Meanwhile, there are others who may struggle to find the necessary Asian ingredients. This is another issue that can be solved by either heading to your local Asian market or doing some online shopping. If you are choosing to order your ingredients, take this opportunity to build a proper spice cabinet. By doing so, you ensure your ability to make top notch Asian inspired dishes on a regular basis.

Are There Any Oyster Sauce Alternatives?

For many readers, oyster sauce requires an alternative when it comes to this dish. They may be on a vegetarian diet or not being able to consume gluten. No worries, there are plenty of other ideas that will allow you to get the most out of this recipe anyway. To make a vegetarian version of oyster sauce, you can use a mushroom oyster sauce that is made specifically for the vegetarian diner.

There are also vegetarian stir-fry sauces that work very well for these purposes. For those who are looking to avoid gluten but do not require a vegetarian sauce, there are gluten-free options available from Wok Mei. It will be difficult for any diner to find a sauce that caters to both of these dietary restrictions at the same time.

Your best bet is to take some gluten-free soy sauce and some gluten-free hoisin sauce. Mix them together and there you go! It’s not quite oyster sauce, but it is close enough that you will barely be able to tell the difference.

Prep + Cook Time

The prep and cook time each take 15 minutes, allowing you to start chowing down in a half hour.


  • Wonton noodles (15 ounces: fresh, unsteamed)
  • Wonton (30)
  • Bok choy (12 ounces)
  • Green onion (1 piece)
  • Shrimp (8 pieces: peeled, de-veined)
  • Chicken broth (14 ounces)
  • Water (4 cups)
  • Salt (1 tablespoon)
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Fish sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • Sesame oil (1 tablespoon)
  • White pepper (1/4 tablespoon)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

This is when all of your vegetables are going to be chopped up. To get started, you are going to be cutting up (after washing it, of course) the bok choy. It will be sliced into quarters along the stem before proceeding. The green onion is now chopped up into small pieces as well. If you have already taken the time to de-vein and peel the shrimp, you will not need to do anything more with them.

Step 2:

Set your stove to high heat and boil a pot of water. More water should be used so that the noodles are able to cook more rapidly. This provides a chewier texture. Be sure to spread all of the noodles out, so that they do not have the chance to clump up during the cooking process. Keep the stove set to high and give the noodles 1 minute to cook in the boiling water. Dunk them in cold water for a few second before placing them back in the pot again for 15 to 20 seconds. Grab a bowl to transfer them, add some olive oil and mix it up.

Step 3:

For the broth, the water and chicken broth will be added to the pot before being brought to a boil. Once the water and broth is boiling, olive oil is added. This allows the bok choy to maintain its green coloration. Salt is added next. Be careful because the bubbles will rise quickly. Add the bok choy, stir it all up and cover up the pot. Keep the stove on high heat, let the bok choy cook for a minute or two before the pot returns to a boil. Fish sauce, sesame oil and white pepper is added next. Give the soup a taste, to see if any adjustments are needed.

Step 4:

The bok choy is plated on top of the noodles, as the shrimp is also dumped in. From there, the shrimp will only need to cook for another minute. Once they are orange, they are ready. Plate the shrimp as soon as this color change takes place.

Step 5:

The wontons are cooked now. Most will be starting with raw wontons, so be sure to place them in a pot of boiling water. Give them 3 to 5 minutes. By then, they will be starting to float.

Step 6:

Transfer the wontons to your bowl of noodles. Now, it is time to pour them in the soup broth as carefully as possible. Garnish with green onions and serve!

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