The easiest and tastiest way to make Thai wontons is to use a homemade wonton wrapper. If you are new to making wontons, it is best to start with the most basic version possible, so you can get comfortable with the technique. You can start with the homemade wonton wrapper recipe included on our blog.

The great thing about soups is that there are so many variations to choose from, so you can change the soup up to suit what you have on hand. I like to use my soups as ingredients in other dishes, and I often add small amounts of the liquid from the soup to other recipes. For example, some of my favorite soups become delicious curries when I add small amounts of the soup to curry pastes made with coconut milk.

Thais hold specialties called “pad Thai” and “Tom Yam” to be two of the best dishes that can be found in Thailand.

This vegetable-packed soup is elevated with homemade wontons.

Making homemade wontons may seem difficult at first, but it’s really very simple after you’ve prepared a few. Once you’ve mastered the technique, feel free to experiment with other filling combinations.

This is a simple Thai Wontons dish that we’re serving in a vegetable-packed soup.

Substitutes and Ingredients

Wonton wrappers, also known as round Gyoza skins, are what I utilize in the movie. Both varieties can be found in an Asian market, but I was also able to locate them at a local grocery shop.

To avoid drying out the wrappers, keep them in the packaging until you’re ready to use them. Thaw the wonton wrappers overnight in the refrigerator if they are frozen.

Ground Pork is my preferred filling, although ground chicken or shrimp are other popular options.

Soy sauce, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro leaves and stems are combined with ground pork. Mix everything together well to ensure that everything is equally distributed.

Ingredients listed on a marble board for Thai Wonton and Vegetable soup

Vegetables- To make this soup a full dinner, I included a lot of vegetables. The majority of Thai Wonton soups include just broth and wontons.

Cabbage, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, and white onion are all included in this soup. However, you may add any kind of vegetable or leave them out for a simple wonton soup.

This soup may be made with either vegetarian or chicken broth. Don’t depend on the soup’s taste to come from the veggies. We’re just going to cook them for a few minutes, just until they’re soft.

If you cook them for too long, they will get mushy. The same may be said for the wontons.

Wonton Folding Instructions

See how I prepare the soup and fold the wontons in this video. A lengthier YouTube video may be seen at the bottom of this article.

Begin by putting the filling in the center of the wonton wrapper and rubbing it around the whole edge with your finger dipped in water. You’ll need additional water to seal the wrappers if they’re drying out.

Fold the paper in half to form a half-seal and press any air pockets out. You may either leave the wontons half-sealed or pleat them at the top. The pleats don’t have to be precise since they’ll be cooked and wrinkled.

Wonton and Vegetables in a white bowl with a white soup spoon inside.

How to Make Wonton Soup with Vegetables

We’ll cook the wontons separately since they’ll start to fall apart if we boil them for too long.

Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and drop in your wontons. Because the filling is uncooked, they will need to boil for at least 5 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken and put it in a basin.

Bring the vegetables and soup broth to a boil in a medium/large soup pot. For added umami taste, I use coconut aminos or soy sauce.

Angled view of Wonton and vegetable soup in a white bowl.

Simmer for 5 minutes over a medium heat, or until the vegetables are somewhat soft but still have some bite.

To serve, pour the soup, vegetables, and wontons into serving dishes. I make approximately 5-6 wontons each person on average.

For more spice, add a pinch of white pepper, a squeeze of lime/lemon, or a drizzle of hot chile oil.

Is it possible to prepare the soup ahead of time?

This soup is best served immediately, but if you need to prepare ahead of time, chop all of your vegetables and keep them in a jar for up to a day.

The wontons may be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day, or frozen for up to three months. 

This is perfect for fast soups and snacks. Keep in mind that if the wontons are frozen, they will need to be boiled for a few minutes longer to be fully cooked.

Here are some more delectable Thai soups:

I used the same ingredients for the filling that I used for my Thai Glass Noodle Soup.

Tom Kha Gai (Thai: Tom Kha Gai)

Yum Yum Goong (Tom Yum Goong)

Curry Noodles for Vegans

Here’s the link to the full YouTube video:

YouTube thumbnail with text saying 'Wonton Vegetable Soup' and 2 images of wonton soup.

Wonton vegetable soup in a white bowl with a white soup spoon.

Soup with Thai Wontons and Vegetables

Renee Fuentes is a model and actress.

Wontons cooked from scratch and a vegetable-packed soup

30 minute prep time

15 minutes to prepare

45 minutes total

Instructions 

Wontons cooked from scratch

  • Combine ground pork, chopped cilantro, and soy sauce in a large mixing bowl. To keep wonton wrappers from drying out, place them in a bag or cover them with a cloth. For the ‘glue,’ use a small dish of water.

  • To learn how to fold wontons, watch the video above. Fill wonton wrapper halfway with filling, seal edges with water, then fold over to form a half seal. Any air pockets should be pushed out, and the edges should be bonded together. You may either leave it as is or pleat it. After boiling, the wontons will wrinkle, so they don’t have to be flawless.

  • To prepare the pork, place the wontons in a small saucepan of boiling water and simmer for at least 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and put it in serving dishes.

Soup Base

  • Bring vegetable or chicken broth to a boil in a big saucepan. Combine all of your chopped veggies, as well as soy sauce or coconut aminos, in a large mixing bowl. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked but still have some crunch. If you boil them for too long, the vegetables will get mushy. Taste to determine if more salt or soy sauce is required. Place the wontons in dishes with the broth and veggies. Before serving, season with a pinch of white pepper, chile oil, or a squeeze of lime/lemon. 

 

The recipe for the Thai Wonton and Vegetable Soup is a great dish to serve to your friends and family. If you want to make this for a party, you can make the filling the day before, and just cook the wontons and soup the next day. You can also substitute other vegetables such as eggplant and zucchini in place of the mushrooms. This recipe is also good for people with diabetes, since it is a low-carb dish.. Read more about vietnamese wonton soup recipe and let us know what you think.