Here's a simple recipe on how to make Wonton Noodle Soup from scratch. All you need are ground pork, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, black or white pepper, chicken bones (to make broth), and flour.
If desired, you can add shredded Chinese cabbage or noodles (home made or store bought) to your Wonton soup.
Makes 4 servings
1 whole carcass of chicken, to make broth
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground pork
1/4 pound shrimps, chopped finely
1/3 cup onion, chopped finely
8 teaspoons light soy sauce
4 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons green onion, finely chopped, for garnish
To make Chicken Broth
Cut the chicken into pieces and put them into a medium pot. Add 8 cups water then bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer over medium or medium low for one hour or more. When boiling, scheme the impurities that float on top.
To make Wonton Wrapper
You can buy commercial Wonton wrappers but if you have no access to Asian stores, you can easily make them. Here's the recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water
Flour and cornstarch, for dusting
You can either mix the dough by hand or you can use an electric mixer.
To mix by hand, put the flour, egg, salt, water in the medium bowl. Make a well in the center, then pour the egg, salt, and water. Slowly incorporate all the ingredients with a spatula until it forms into ball. If it is wet, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until your desired consistency. Not too dry, not too wet. If it is dry, add 1 tablespoon water at a time. Lay on a clean surface and knead for 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Dust with flour or cornstarch, then cover with a plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
To mix by using an electric mixer, put the flour on the mixing bowl, then add the egg, salt, and water. Pulse slowly until all ingredients form into a ball. If wet, add 1 tablespoon of flour until your desired consistency, or if dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency. Dough should be smooth and pliable. Dust with flour or cornstarch, then cover with a plastic wrap and rest for one hour.
You can roll the dough by hand with a rolling pin or you can use a pasta maker.
To roll by hand, divide your dough into 4 equal parts. Take one part at a time and put on a clean surface. Cover the other three parts of dough while you are working on the first one. With a rolling pin, roll dough starting at the center and going outwards on both side creating a square shape flat thin dough about less than 1/8 of an inch thick and about 12" X 12". When done, dust with flour or cornstarch, then put rolled dough on top of a cloth towel while you work on the other 3 parts of dough until you've processed all the parts.
To roll by using a pasta maker, flatten one ball of dough with your hands and insert in the Pasta rolling machine. Roll to a desired thickness of less that 1/8 of an inch and a squarish shape of 12" X 12". When done, dust with flour or cornstarch, then put rolled dough on top of a cloth towel while you work on the other three parts of dough.
Cut each 12" x 12" rolled dough into 3" x 3" wonton wrappers. You should be able to make 16 wonton wrappers for one rolled thin dough and a total of 64 wonton wrappers for all 4 rolled 12" x 12" thin flat dough.
To make Wontons
Get one Wonton wrapper and put it on your left palm. Scoop half a teaspoon of the pork mixture and put it on the center of the wrapper. Crimp with your fingers to shape in any form you like.
To make Filling
In a medium bowl, put the pork, shrimps, onion, soy sauce, salt, egg, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Mix everything together until mixture becomes sticky.
To make Wonton Soup
Reheat your chicken broth over medium and drop the wontons. Let simmer until wontons are cooked or for about 10 to 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Scoop on individual bowls and garnish with green onion on top. Serve hot.