Easy Wor Wonton Soup

by Julie Cohn
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{This post is sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.}

The 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year festivities have officially begun!   Also called Spring festival, Chinese New Year started Saturday, February 17th and goes until February 26th.  Have you eaten any of your good luck foods yet?  Dumplings are eaten at almost every meal during Chinese New Year, as they are considered one of the main good luck foods, symbolizing out with the old and in with the new.  Dumplings are also a symbol of prosperity, with many proclaiming the phrase “Zhāo cái jìn bǎo” which means “we welcome wealth and treasure”.  This recipe for Easy Wor Wonton soup is a quick-style version of the traditional Chinese favorite, using lots of dumplings and other fresh ingredients for good luck.   “Zhāo cái jìn bǎo!”


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Easy Wor Wonton Soup

  • 3 c. Vegetable Stock
  • 3 c. Chicken Stock*
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1/3 cup Sliced White Onion
  • 1 (8 oz) Can of Water Chestnuts, sliced
  • 1/4 c. Sliced Green Onion
  • 1/3 c. Carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 c. Broccoli florets, cut small
  • 1/3 c. Sliced Mushrooms
  • 6-8 Frozen Potstickers
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 8-10 Large Cooked Shrimp

Place the sesame oil in a large stockpot and heat on medium-low.  Add the sliced onion and saute for 1-2 min.  Add the vegetable and chicken stock. Add the water chestnuts, carrot, broccoli, and mushrooms, and heat to boiling on high.  When the stock boils, turn down and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Add the potstickers and potsticker sauce, stir, and heat to boiling again, then simmer on medium-high for about 10 minutes.  Add the cooked shrimp and simmer for about 5 minutes, then serve.

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Wor means “everything” in Chinese, so this version of wonton soup can be made with whatever meat and vegetables you have handy, including cooked chicken and pork.  We usually use carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms in my Easy Wor Wonton Soup, but I also like to add spinach (in place of the broccoli), baby corn, snow peas, and canned bamboo shoots for crunch.


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Erin 06/15/2020 at 12:18 pm

Can I use more chicken stock? Or beef stock if I don’t have vegetable stock?

Julie Cohn 06/15/2020 at 4:23 pm


Hi! I use vegetable stock because of a personal choice to stay away from most meat products but you can absolutely use chicken stock. Beef stock maybe if you are desperate but the flavor will be very different. Thank you!

Alece L Hon 04/25/2021 at 1:59 pm

Looks yummy, couldn’t find servings? Please indicate as I have a family of 4.

Julie Cohn 04/25/2021 at 10:41 pm

Alece: This serves about 3-4 people. Thank you!


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