Sunday, 25 March 2012

Wonton Noodle Soup

I never used to like Asian foods. I had a dislike for rice, stir fries and soups.
I'm not sure if its because the veggies were always crunchy or if it was just the flavours. As I've gotten older, it's become one of my favorite cuisines.

Probably partly because, now being out of home, I can cook what I like exactly the way I like it. And partly because my work is multicultural which has allowed me to be exposed to a wide variety of cuisines.
One of my favourite things is when the girls from work (past and present) and I go to Hutong dumpling bar in the city for lunch. I could easily eat my weights worth in dumplings!
Dumplings are surprisingly easy to make and pack a major flavour punch. Give this delicious soup a go for lunch on a cold day. Even the kids will love it.

4 cups salt reduced chicken stock
2 carrots - cut into matchsticks
2cm piece fresh ginger - finely grated
1/4 cup salt reduced soy sauce
125gm rice stick noodles
1 bunch baby bok choy - sliced
3 spring onions thinly sliced

200gm chicken mince
3 spring onions - thinly sliced
2cm piece fresh ginger - finely grated
1 garlic clove - crushed
20 wonton wrappers
1 egg - lightly beaten

1. Make the wontons: Combine the chicken, onion, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Place a teaspoon of mixture in the centre of a wonton wrapper. Brush the edges mighty with egg. Fold the opposing corners together, then press sides to seal. Place on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken and wonton wrappers.
2. Place the stock, carrot and 4 cups cold water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes or until carrot is tender. Add the ginger, soy sauce, noodles and wontons. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add the baby bok choy and simmer for a further 3 minutes or until wontons are cooked through.
3. Using tongs, divide the noodles, veggies and wontons between bowls. Ladle broth over the top. Sprinkle with spring onion. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. You were always a pasta girl, so I think the noodles in the soup are what have one you over.