Won ton soup

@RobinJ (2501)
Canada
March 23, 2007 2:54pm CST
I love won-ton soup and would like to make it at home I have tried to make the won-ton, but something is missing, as they are not as tasty as you get in the restaurants, I must be missing something, any recipes out there that you use on a regular basis would be very much appreciated. I buy the wrappers, it is the filling that is lacking some thing Help please Thanks in advance
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Did you know that Won Ton means Swallowing a Cloud. As the won tons resemble clouds floating in the soup etc. Anyhow heres a recipe I found and tried once . It tasted all right. But never a home made recipe tastes as good as a restaraunts. Here it is. Won Ton Soup From Rhonda Parkinson, Your Guide to Chinese Cuisine. FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now! The name won ton means swallowing a cloud, and the wonton floating in this popular soup are thought to resemble clouds. This recipe for Won ton Soup serves 4. INGREDIENTS: 18 - 24 won ton wrappers Filling: 1/2 pound boneless lean pork, chopped finely 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce a few drops sesame oil 1 teaspoon sherry 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 green onion, finely minced 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 dashes of white pepper Other: Water for boiling won tons 4 1/2 - 5 cups chicken stock green onion, thinly sliced, as desired a few drops sesame oil (optional) PREPARATION: Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Lay one won ton skin in front of you. Cover the remaining won ton skins with a damp towel to keep them from drying out. Filling the won tons: Moisten all the edges of the won ton wrapper with water. Place a heaping teaspoon of won ton filling in the center. Fold the won ton wrapper in half lengthwise, making sure the ends meet. Press down firmly on the ends to seal. Use thumbs to push down on the edges of the filling to center it. Keeping thumbs in place, fold over the won ton wrapper one more time. Push the corners up and hold in place between your thumb and index finger. Wet the corners with your fingers. Bring the two ends together so that they overlap. Press to seal. The finished product should resemble a nurse's cap. Repeat with remaining won tons. Alternate method: Place the teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper and twist to seal. The final result should resemble a money bag or drawstring purse. Boiling the won tons: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the won tons, making sure there is enough room for them to move about freely. Let the won tons boil for 5 - 8 minutes, until they rise to the top and the filling is cooked through. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon. To make the soup: bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the won tons and bring the soup back to a boil. Add the green onion, remove the pot from the heat and add the sesame oil, stirring. Ladle into soup bowls, allowing 6 won tons per person.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
23 Mar 07
I like the sounds of this one as a Friend of mine who is Chinese used to put sherry or whiskey just a dollop in and I had forgotten that, the rest is pretty much the same oh yes except the cornstarch was replaced with a raw egg to hold every thing together, Thank you for you help I defiantly will give this a try Regards Robin
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
probably the msg and you really don't need that at all. I like won ton soup but I love hot and sour soup and now recently I have taken to tom yum soup. I just can't seem to get enough of it.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
Hi Winterose. I agree the hot and sour soup is great, Yesterday I went out and found 2 items and they really made a difference one is a base from Thailand, and it is called a instant hot and sour paste. and the other is Knorr Hong Kong Chef Gold label Chicken broth mix. the first jar of paste was very inexpensive, and it comes in a jar and needs refrigeration after opening, a little goes a long way and the Knorr is in a big can 1kg and quite pricey but it also goes a very long way, I can use 1/2 tsp of the paste and t tablespoon in 4 cups of water and get a very tasty broth, so while it is expensive it will go a very long way. Thanks for you thoughts, Very much appreciated
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 07
the ingredients always like the first response. But i like wonton soup with some mee...the chinese wet mee...yummy..believe me it taste very nice...have you ever try this wonton soup with mee yet?..