Mastering Wonton Soup A Flavorful Journey

Mastering Wonton Soup A Flavorful Journey

Mastering Wonton Soup A Flavorful Journey



Embark on a culinary adventure with this hearty wonton soup recipe, featuring delectable pillows of tofu, cream cheese, kale, scallions, and curry powder floating in a spicy miso broth. Topped with a tantalizing peanut-scallion sprinkle, this dish has earned its place as a top favorite in my kitchen.

Passion for Wonton-Making

Reflecting on the past year, one of my most cherished culinary pursuits has been crafting this wonton soup recipe. Despite the time-consuming nature of shaping each wonton, my enthusiasm for savoring tender, flavor-packed pillows in a spicy miso broth knows no bounds. While unconventional, the combination of finely crumbled tofu, cream cheese, kale, lemon zest, curry powder, and scallions has become a staple in my kitchen.

Inspiration Behind the Recipe

My journey into wonton-making was sparked by

the Smoky Tofu-Nori Wontons from Andrea Nguyen’s Ever-Green Vietnamese. These delectable wontons, seasoned with nori and smoked paprika, inspired me to experiment with various fillings, resulting in a diverse array of flavor combinations. Whether baking or boiling, these wontons became a quick and satisfying meal option.

Make-ahead Game Plan

To streamline the process, I often prepare the filling in advance, allowing for impromptu wonton soup meals throughout the week. The filling can be refrigerated for up to five days, making it easy to shape wontons whenever the craving strikes. Additionally, any unused wontons can be frozen for future use, ensuring a convenient meal solution.

Choosing the Right Wonton Wrappers

Selecting the perfect wonton wrappers is crucial for successful dumpling-making endeavors. After experimenting with various brands, I've found Nanka Seiman wrappers to be consistently reliable, offering flexibility and durability for various cooking methods. While store-bought wrappers often contain preservatives and additives, homemade wrappers can elevate the dish to a new level of freshness and flavor.


Embark on your wonton-making journey with confidence, armed with the knowledge and inspiration to create flavorful and satisfying meals. Whether crafting traditional recipes or experimenting with unique flavor combinations, the art of wonton-making promises endless culinary delights.




Freezing Wontons: A Convenient Method


Freezing wontons is a practical way to enjoy homemade dumplings whenever the craving strikes. By following a simple process, you can prepare a batch of wontons, freeze them, and cook them directly from the freezer for a hassle-free meal solution.

Freezing Process

  1. Arrange on a Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the wontons in a single layer, ensuring they are not touching each other.
  2. Freeze: Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the wontons to freeze completely. This step prevents them from sticking together during storage.
  3. Transfer to Freezer Bag: Once frozen, transfer the wontons to a freezer bag, removing any excess air before sealing. Properly sealed bags help maintain the quality of the wontons and prevent freezer burn.
  4. Store: Label the freezer bag with the date and contents, then store it in the freezer until ready to use.

Cooking from Frozen

When ready to enjoy the wontons, there's no need to thaw them beforehand. Simply boil or bake the frozen wontons according to your preferred method, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time to ensure they are thoroughly heated.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Goat Cheese vs. Cream Cheese: Substitute goat cheese for cream cheese for a tangy twist to the filling.
  • Cottage Cheese vs. Cream Cheese: Surprisingly, low-fat cottage cheese can be substituted for cream cheese without compromising flavor or texture.
  • Spicy Component: Add minced serrano peppers or experiment with other spicy ingredients such as habanero jelly or Kashmiri chile for a flavorful kick.
  • Something Green: Incorporate minced kale, chopped cabbage, or mixed herbs into the filling to add color, flavor, and nutritional value.
  • Lettuce-Wrapped Component: Use the wonton filling as a delicious filling for lettuce wraps, offering a lighter alternative for enjoying the flavorful mixture.

Experiment with these substitutions and variations to customize your wontons to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.

Freeze your wontons with confidence using this convenient method, ensuring you always have a tasty meal option on hand.




Savor the Flavor: Wonton Soup Recipe


Indulge in the rich flavors of this delightful wonton soup, featuring tantalizing pillows stuffed with tofu, cream cheese, kale, scallions, and curry powder. Floating in a spicy miso broth and topped with a savory peanut-scallion sprinkle, this dish promises a comforting and satisfying meal experience.



  • 10 ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 5 tablespoons / 2.5 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/3 cup minced kale, de-stemmed
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • Zest of one lemon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 packet of square wonton wrappers

Peanut-Scallion Sprinkle

  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts, toasted and cooled
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, lemon olive oil, tangerine olive oil, or chili oil

Spicy Miso Broth

  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 onion, sliced into thin crescents
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, tobanjan, Calabrian chili paste, or curry paste (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon miso





Prepare Wonton Filling

  1. Crumble the tofu into a medium bowl. Add cream cheese, chopped scallions, curry powder, minced kale, serrano pepper, lemon zest (if using), soy sauce, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix well until the filling is uniform in appearance. Refrigerate the filling for up to five days until ready to use.

Fill the Wontons

  1. Place eight wonton wrappers on a work surface. Scoop 1 teaspoon of filling onto each wrapper. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with warm water, then fold one corner across to form a triangle. Press to seal, removing any air bubbles. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

Prepare Peanut-Scallion Sprinkle

  1. In a small bowl, combine toasted peanuts, chopped scallions, and toasted sesame oil (or preferred oil). Mix well and set aside.

Make Spicy Miso Broth

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, sliced onion, chopped garlic, and sliced carrot. Simmer until carrots are tender, then add shredded cabbage.
  2. In a small cup, mix sriracha (or preferred spicy component) and miso with a splash of broth. Stir to combine, then add to the saucepan. Adjust seasoning with more salt or spicy component, if needed.

Cook the Wontons

  1. Bring a separate saucepan of water to a boil. Salt the water and add 10-14 wontons at a time, working in batches. Boil for a minute, then transfer cooked wontons to serving bowls using a spider.
  2. Pour half of the broth over the cooked wontons in each bowl. Top with half of the peanut-scallion sprinkle.
  3. Repeat with remaining wontons and broth. Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe serves 2 with extra wontons for future meals, yielding about 50 wontons in total. Adjust quantities as needed.

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