While living on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver, I had access to the best in Cantonese cooking-restaurants, cuisine expos, cooking classes. Chinese food recipes were commonplace in the Food section of local newspapers. Each time I visit the Vancouver area, a must is my favorite Chinese café in Richmond, B.C.-Danny's Wuntun-for their, you guessed it, Wonton Soup.
It is difficult to find good Chinese food recipes because it seems that often a crucial ingredient is omitted! The Chinese food recipe for Wonton Soup shared below is a result of much trial and error on the chef's part until perfection was finally achieved.
1 package wonton wrappers, thawed if necessary (usually contains 50)
1 lb. ground pork
2 beaten eggs
25 small shelled and de-veined shrimp, cut in half
1 8 0z. can water chestnuts, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon soya sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
6-8 cups Chicken Stock (either canned broth or recipe for stock follows)
3 Green onions, sliced
Preparing the Wontons
In a large bowl, combine the first 13 ingredients and mix well with a fork.
Place one wonton wrapper in the palm of your hand, wet corners with pastry brush;
Spoon 1/3 teaspoon of meat mixture onto the middle of the wrapper, close to the top corner;
Roll and tuck …