Wonton Soup is really easy to make and is a great use for leftover Gyoza wrappers that you might otherwise not be sure how to use. This is a perfect soup for cold winter!
Are you looking for a use for leftover gyoza wrappers? Unless you are a big family, a package of gyoza wrappers contains too many wrappers for one meal of Gyoza. And if you just leave them in the fridge until you make gyoza again, they might expire.
Gyoza wrappers are raw, if you don’t pack them well or if you leave them in the fridge for a long time they get too dry or moldy so you have to throw them away. But there is a one recipe that I love to use leftover gyoza wrappers!
What is Wonton Soup
Wontons a type of Chinese dish that came from southern China. Wontons have a mixture of finely chopped meat, seafood, and vegetables wrapped in a thin square of wheat flour. Then they’re cooked with some soup. Wonton is often called Chinese dumpling soup in some European countries and in Japanese, it can be described as ‘suiton(すいとん)’ with minced meat.
Difference Between Gyoza Wrappers and Wonton Wrappers
When you make Wonton soup, you usually buy ‘wonton’ wrappers. In this recipe, I use ‘gyoza’ wrappers as a way to use them after making gyoza. But what are differences in the two types of wrappers?
Gyoza wrappers are round and a little thicker, at 0.8 mm to 1.5 mm, so that they do not break even when boiled. The ingredients are a mixture of soft flour and strong flour. Whereas, wonton wrappers are square and the thickness is 0.6mm. Unlike gyoza wrappers, the ingredients are all-purpose flour and kansui(brackish water). By using kansui, the wontons are thin and soft, but the skins are strong and elastic even when dipped in the soup.
Ingredients for Wonton Soup
Here are the ingredients for the Wonton Soup using Gyoza wrappers!
- gyoza wrappers
- your choice of ground meat
- green onion
- torigara soup base
- soy sauce
- green onion
Torigara soup base is an important ingredient for Wonton soup but it is also useful for so many recipes. I use Torigara soup base for some recipes in my blog and there are tons of recipes using Torigara soup base online so it is worth knowing!
And, if you want to make wonton soup with no meat, you definitely can! Just skip the meat part in my recipe.
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- 10 slices gyoza wrappers
- 50 g ground meat (pork, chicken or beef) your choice of meat
- 1 green onion
- 500 ml water
- 2 teaspoon torigara soup base HERE to buy
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1 green onion
- freshly ground black pepper
- Cut green onion into small pieces for mixture.
- Cut green onion into 1 inch (2.54cm) long for soup.
- In a bowl, add ground meat, the cut green onion, and salt. Mix well.
- Mince the ginger.
- Prepare gyoza wrappers and put some water in a bowl.
- Add the mixture in the middle of gyoza wrapper. The filling should be 0.4 inches (about 1 cm) thick.
- Put water on the sides of the wrapper and fold it in half. Do this process for all gyoza wrappers.
- Use spoon's bottom and push the edges together in order to close well.
- In a pot, turn the heat to medium and add water, torigara soup base, and the ginger.
- Once the soup starts boiling, turn the heat to medium low and add the wontons, and the cut green onion. Cook for 5 minutes.
- This is quick and filling recipe anyone can try:)