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Home made Wonton Soup (Soy-Free)

Home made Wonton Soup (Soy-Free)

Soy Free Wonton Soup

There is nothing better than a bowl of home made wonton soup after a long journey! This soup does it all; revitalizes, fills you up, comfort in a bowl, and it puts smiles on the faces of weary travelers. 

In my family wonton soup is the go-to meal after a day of travel or a hard day at the office. The best part of getting off a long flight is knowing that wontons are waiting for us in the freezer, ready to be boiled and served with some broth and lettuce.

Typically, wontons are made with soy sauce. After I had developed my allergy to soy, we played around with the recipe to get the same depth of flavour found in the meat filling.

Soy sauce is replaced with Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and lots of ginger. Using ginger is what makes this soup pop and brings you back to life.

Homemade wonton making is not as hard as it seems

Homemade wonton making is not hard. At first, they seem intimidating, but after a while you get the hang of it. I love making wontons because it takes me back to my childhood.

My mom would make a ton of filling and the whole family would gather around the kitchen island and make enough wontons for weeks. This was an excellent way to catch up with everyone without the distractions of technology.

It’s a tradition I have brought to my tiny Berlin kitchen, but we can only fit enough wontons for two meals in our itty bitty freezer.

How do you make homemade wonton for soup? What better way to explain it than through a video!

Wonton for Soup!

Serving wonton for soup

The best way to serve wontons is with a light broth, leaf lettuce, chopped spring onions, and cilantro. If you can have soy, then season with soy sauce, or as I do, with Worcestershire sauce. Remember to boil your wontons separately from the broth so the final result isn’t starchy.

Homemade wonton soup is a refreshing meal perfect after a long day of work or travel. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lettuce.

I like to freeze my wontons and cook them frozen because the wonton skins stay tighter in the cooking process. When you cook them right away, there is a higher chance of the wonton falling apart. And when you freeze them you have a meal for another day.

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Happy wonton making!

Looking for more soy-free Chinese meals? Check out Sharon’s Jai recipe she shared in our Flavors of Culture series.

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Soy Free Wonton Soup

Home made Wonton Soup (Soy-Free)

  • Author: Kortney
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 40 1x


Home made wonton soup is a refreshing meal perfect after a long day of work or travel. The filling is made of ground meat, lots of ginger and other aromatic ingredients. Soy-free! 




  • 250g Ground Meat (chicken, pork, or turkey are best)
  • 1 tbsp Red Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 Spring Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic – minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger – minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 pack Wontons (small size – roughly 40 per pack)


  • Broth – depends on how many are eating ( 2 cups per person)
  • Lettuce, chopped spring onion & chopped cilantro for garnish


Making the Wontons

  1. Mix meat, red onion, spring onion, garlic, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and pepper. Make sure it is all very well combined.
  2. Place about 1-1.5 tablespoons of meat mixture at one corner of the wonton skin, floured side up. Wet opposite sides and fold diagonally to form a triangle with the filling in the center, press the sides together. Point the triangle towards you with the folded side opposite you. Wet one side of the triangle (not the end pointing towards you.) Fold the wet end under the opposite side and press together.
  3. Note: wonton skins will dry up quickly, it is recommended you wrap the pack with a damp paper towel through the process.

Making the soup

  1. In a pot of boiling water add wontons. When they float, they are most likely ready; I recommend leaving them for another 2-3 minutes. You can also check to see if meat is cooked by cutting one in half.
  2. Add wontons to broth only once they are cooked to avoid starchy soup.
  3. Garnish with lettuce, chopped cilantro, spring onions, pepper and a sprinkle of Worcestershire sauce.

Freezing the Wontons

  1. You can freeze the wontons by placing them on a baking tray, make sure they are not touching. Once frozen transfer to a plastic bag. Eat within a couple of months.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: Asian
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