I decided this afternoon that I was going to make a wonton soup for my lunches this week. I love wontons and I love noodles. What better way to enjoy those two pleasures in life.
I've never made one before but I found a yummy looking recipe off the appetite for China blog. Now, in her post, the wontons are made from scratch. Given that I love the dumplings from Dong Ling, I figured they would have equally delicious wontons, and save me the frustration.
I tried to follow the recipe to a T but had to make some substitutions. I used green chives instead of yellow, and sadly, when I got to Dong Ling, they only had pork and chive wontons (unlike the shrimp she highly recommended in the recipe). I still made the broth using the dried shrimp, removing them when I took the bones out. But I think next time I'll use dried onions instead – the shrimp added tons of flavour but the onions would go better with the pork. I also added some bok choy. It turned out really good!
I picked up all the ingredients at Kowloon Market.
My stop at Dong Ling was also quite fun. Along with the wontons, I also picked up some pork and cabbage dumplings to eat at a later date. And, some yummy food to eat right away – warm pork and chive pocket, an egg, green onion and glass noodle pocket and 2 pork buns (one made with chinese cabbage and the other with chinese mushrooms. It's so much more relaxing cooking on a full stomach!