Monday, August 25, 2014

Hong Kong Wonton Noodle Soup

Hong Kong Wonton Noodle Soup made in my Malaysian kitchen. Why not (Hong Kong Steamed Fish)? Who told you, you can't make Hong Kong Wonton Noodle Soup in your Malaysian kitchen? Not me. I in fact have already proven it. This is the Hong Kong Wonton Noodle Soup as per our Malaysian locality and pretty much, tell me please. How different can our local Wonton Noodle Soup be compared to those made in Hong Kong? Pretty much more or less the same ingredients, but considering that Halal food is quite a demand in Malaysia, I made this prawn halal version (Mee Goreng Udang/Prawn Fried Mee, Hokkien Hae Mee, Cantonese Yee Mee & Hakka Noodles). The start to making of course must be making the wonton dumplings and if prawn (Prawn Coconut Milk, Prawn CocktailChinese Prawn Fritters) is not favorable to you, please proceed with chicken (Chicken Wonton Soup & Chinese Chicken Meatball Soup) or pork to be filled and wrapped in store bought wanton skin and these wanton parcels can be crispy fried (Fried Shrimp Wonton) as well. The next course of action for wonton (Sichuan Chilli Prawns)? Into the soup and alongside the soup ladled into the bowl of wonton noodles and kai lan, garnished with spring onion, and teamed with green chillies soy sauce (Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup).


For broth
1 cup prawn heads and shells
1 tsp anchovies granules (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

For chilli dip
2 green chillies
3 birds eye/red chillies
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp dark soy sauce

For wanton parcels/dumplings
8 wanton skin
7 medium size prawns (remove head and skin, de-vein and finely chopped)
1/2 tsp cornflour
1 stalk spring onion - sliced thinly
1 tsp light soy sauce
A pinch of pepper

For assembling (as needed)
Wanton noodles - blanched to soften
Kai lan/Chinese kale - sliced
Spring onion - sliced

For broth
Simmer prawn shells and heads with 1 1/2 liters of water to extract stock.
Season with granules, salt and pepper.
Keep simmering over very low heat. 

For chilli dip
Blanch chillies in hot water for 1 min.
Drain off water and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
For dumplings
Combine all ingredients except the wanton skin.
Scoop a bit to fit the centre of the skin and parcel it up.
Do the same to the balance of the filling and skin.
(Note; how to parcel - Chicken wanton soup)
Gently drop dumplings in simmering broth.
(Note: just before eating/serving)
Blanch kai lan in broth for a few minutes.
Assemble noodles with kai lan.
Pour soup over and add dumplings.
Sprinkle spring onion atop,  
Serve with soy sauce chilli dip.


  1. healthy and delicious wonton soup....I liked the chilli dip...

  2. lovely soup... though i have seen this soup in my company canteen, nvr tasted it... i want to taste after seeing urs...

  3. ah... I totally agree about the variations in the climate, it is really terrible! I went home during this so-called monsoon and there was hardly any rain, the time I left, within three days, the whole town is flooded due to heavy rains! The soup looks so comforting... reminds me of the wonton soup from PF Changs...

  4. Oh what a yummy looking soup. I would love to try the wontons first...yummmm

  5. the soup looks nice for sea food lovers , i am going to try out the chilly dip , it looks not so difficult
    Keep in touch

  6. I like prawns in any form .For sure will try your version too ,Thanks for sharing recipe & impressive click.

  7. wow, the noodles look good. Are these organic handmade noodles?

  8. After raining, weather is always nice and soup is perfect for that.

  9. Love the wontons in soup.Got it ,So next time i look for wonton wraps .

  10. HI Nava, my favorite wonton noodle soup. Very yummy and you did it very beautiful. Fried wonton is also very yummy. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

  11. Healthy and nutritious soup I love it.. Nice work dear Nava. I have never used these noodles.. Shall give it a try

  12. wow sounds delicious...nicely presented.

  13. gosh...what i would do for a bowl of warm wanton noodle now. Rainy day

  14. Nava, your pictures are always a treat to the eye! how have you been? i have been busy wth loads of things at home..

  15. OMG!! this looks yummy. i wanna try wonton noodle soup

  16. Aah! Beautiful soup dish. So comforting.

  17. Lovely and delicious recipe :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. Nava the soup looks too delish.. I would love to have a bowl full and the weather here is apt to enjoy this yummy soup..

  19. Hi, just thought I'd let you know that we've linked back to this post in our Food and Cooking Inspiration blog, to see the link back here's the link :)

  20. I love wontons, I usually have them in hotels not yet tried it at home.


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