This Wonton soup is a great family dish. It brings the family members together because kids loves to wrap Wonton. Mostly, we make it for dinner on the weekend. It is a great soup to cook in a cold or rainy day.
1. To prepare the pork filling:
Use a big bowl, add minced pork with garlic, sugar, coriander, ground black pepper, corn starch and the seasoning with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Combine them well together. And marinate for about 15 minutes. Adjust the seasoning as you like.
2. To wrap the Wontons:
- Using a spoon, take the pork filling and place it in the center of the dumpling / Wonton wrapper.
- Using your fingertip, wet the outer edge of the Wonton wrapper with water. Fold up the sides of the Wonton into a half-moon shape and press to seal it , or you can do "pleats" style if you are good at it.
If there is too much filling and the Wonton cannot be sealed, remove the extra filling to prevent leakage during cooking.
- Line up the finished Wonton on a foil-lined cookie sheet to prevent them from sticking.
3. To cook:
Boil water in a medium-sized pot, gently lower the dumplings into the pot and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. When they are cooked, you can see the Wontons floating and the skin of the Wonton becoming translucent. Remove from the pot carefully with a slotted spoon. (ready to serve hot with the dipping soy sauce or put in the soup).
4. For the Soup (I use instant pork seasoning cube instead of pork bones)
- Boil half a liter of water with ginger, coriander root, salt and pork seasoning cube. Let it boil for about 5 minutes. Taste it.
5. Place the dumplings on a serving bowl, sprinkle them with green onion, crispy fried garlic and ground pepper. Pour hot soup on them. Enjoy! Zap!