Easy Mushroom Wonton Soup

Steps to make this savory wonton soup: prepare wonton and make broth.
Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 539kcal


Wonton Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound minced pork
  • ½ cup shrimp peeled, deveined & minced
  • 3 water chestnuts minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Shao Hsing rice cooking wine
  • 3/4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons carrot finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 18 wonton wrappers

Broth for 3 Servings

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves julienned
  • 1 teaspoon ginger julienned
  • 2 teaspoons onion chopped
  • tablespoons light soy sauce
  • tablespoons rice cooking wine
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 18 wontons
  • 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • 3 cups beech brown mushroom


  • 3 hardboiled eggs peeled and cut in half
  • 1 stalk green onions chopped


Making Wontons

  • In a large bowl, combine pork, shrimp, egg white, green onion, water chestnut, carrots, Shao Hsing rice cooking wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground black pepper.
  • Mix well and add cornstarch to the mixture. Continue mixing.
  • Cover mixture with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Take a wonton wrapper and place it on your palm. Put a spoonful of mixture in the center of the wrapper. Use your other hand and gather up the four corners of the wrapper forming like a star.

Making Wonton Broth

  • Use chicken broth or boil chicken with bones. You can also combine chicken and pork broth.
  • Boil ½ to whole chicken with 6 cups of water. The more bones the tastier your soup will be.
  • Bring it to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for an hour.
  • Add onion, garlic and ginger, soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil.
  • When done, if you prefer a clear soup then strain the broth.
  • Place back the strained broth in the pot. Again, bring it to boil over medium heat.
  • Drop wonton and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove and transfer the cooked wonton in a bowl if not eating right away or it will get soggy.
  • If serving right away, 2 minutes before wonton is cooked, add brown mushroom. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and hard boiled egg before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 2940mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2070IU | Vitamin C: 32.7mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4.8mg