Shortcut Wonton Soup Base

March 20, 2023

This shortcut wonton soup base is a great time-saving option for those busy nights when you just need a quick meal. You can prepare a quick and delicious soup with wontons you rescued from the freezer by adding a few pantry staples.

When I don’t have any canned or boxed stock on hand but am craving a quick and satisfying bowl of wontons, I follow these steps. My family and I resorted to this method when we were on a low budget and couldn’t afford to buy soup, bones, or meat.

This dish may be made with as little as five ingredients or with as many as these extras to make it seem like you spent hours perfecting it.

Soy Sauce And Its Mighty Force

The old stereotype about Chinese food is that it needs to be rescued by soy sauce. However, that is only sometimes the case. Tofu and broccoli are only two examples of soy-sauce-free Chinese cuisine. This being stated, it is the critical component here.

A basic wonton soup foundation can be made by adding a few drops of high-quality soy sauce to water that has been brought to a boil.

You may make a tasty wonton filling by combining ground pork with sugar, sesame oil, salt, white pepper, and scallions.

The components in this dish will go a long way. This recipe allows you to have a steaming bowl of wonton soup even if you forgot to defrost homemade stock from the freezer or pick any up from the store.


Main Ingredients:

  • 2 pinches of white pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups of boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped scallions
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • salt (to taste)

Optional Add-in’s:

  • 1 pinch of dried shrimp flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of lard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dark soy sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mushroom powder
  • chili oil (to taste)


  1. Get the serving bowl ready while the wontons are boiling. Light soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, chopped scallions, and white pepper should be combined in a bowl.
  2. Feel free to customize your dish to your liking by mixing optional ingredients like cilantro, fat, dried shrimp flakes, mushroom powder, dark soy sauce, and chili oil.
  3. Don’t forget to add the wontons and the hot water to the bowl when they’re done cooking. Mix it all together and add salt to taste. Serve!
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