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Open Wonton Soup
5 from 2 votes

Open Wonton Soup

A simple quicker version of wonton soup. Use dumpling filling to make meatballs and add egg noodles to replace the wonton wrappers. Easy, tasty and satisfying!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 12 people
Author: Belgian Foodie



  • 1 kilo ground pork lean
  • 200 g green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger or 1/3 of this amount ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry Sherry
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 125 g dried shitake mushrooms rehydrated (optional)

Chicken broth

  • 4 liters chicken broth See notes
  • 2 tbsp hatcho miso paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

Egg Noodles

  • 300 g egg noodles Chinese or other



  • Mix all the ingredients listed above for the meatballs together in a bowl.
    Wonton filling
  • Roll about 50 meatballs using about 1 heaping tablespoon of prepared filling for each meatball.

Chciken Broth

  • Put the chicken broth in a large soup pot. Add the minced garlic.
  • Heat the broth on high until the broth is boiling. Reduce heat to low rolling boil.

Cooking Meatballs

  • Drop 6 to 8 meatballs at a time in the pot. Let them cook at least 5 minutes until the meatballs float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl. Continue batches until all meatballs are cooked.

Egg Noodles

  • Boil water in a separate pot. Add egg noodles and cook according to instructions. When noodles are cooked, drain them from pot and put aside until service. If the noodles are to sit for a while before service, add a little sesame or corn oil to them so they don't stick together.


  • A few minutes before serving, add the hatcho miso paste and the fish sauce to the chicken broth. Stir until blended. Turn off heat and let sit a couple minutes before serving.
  • Place some noodles and a few meatballs in each bowl. Add chicken broth on top to fill remainder of bowl.
    Open Wonton Soup wo spoon


You can use chicken bouillon cubes or canned chicken broth to replace homemade broth. If you do, try to use low-sodium or adjust the amount of salt added to the broth. I even avoided adding any extra salt.
If you want to give a Thai spin on this soup, try adding some chopped lemongrass with the minced garlic at the start of heating soup or adding some fresh chopped coriander (cilantro) at time of service.
If you want a little spice, add a little diced red chili pepper or some chili flakes to the broth along with the garlic. You can also put your favorite sriracha or other hot sauce on the table for people to add as they like.


Nutrition Facts
Open Wonton Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 576mg25%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.