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Thai wonton soup in a bowl with bok choy.

Thai Wonton Soup (W/ Pork Wontons)

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


Warm up your taste buds and savor the delightful taste of Thai Wonton Soup. It is a simple yet flavorful dish with the goodness of pork wontons, vegetables, and aromatic Thai spices.



1. Ingredients for the Sam Gler Paste

This Thai Sam Gler paste makes about 2.5 tablespoons of paste. Divide the paste in half. One half will be for the broth, and the other will be used for the wonton fillings.

  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coriander root or stems (cilantro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

2. Ingredients for the Wontons

In This wonton recipe, You will have enough filling to make around 30-40 wontons. Use 3-5 pieces per bowl or as needed. Any leftovers can be used as appetizers with garlic chili sauce!

  • 1/2 of the Sam Gler paste (above)
  • 30-40 wonton wrappers. Store leftover wonton wraps in a ziplock bag to keep them fresh.
  • 1/2 pound ground pork 
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped into very small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sauce sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

3. Ingredients for the Wonton Broth

5 cups water or stock. Use low-salt chicken stock or chicken broth for extra flavors. 

  • 1/2 of the Sam Gler paste (above)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Palm or brown sugar will work.
  • Baby bok choy, cut into halves or small bite-size pieces.


1. Make the paste by combining garlic clove, cilantro stems, and white pepper in a mortar, and then pound to a rough paste. then divide it in half.

2. Prepare the filling. In a medium mixing bowl, add the wonton filling ingredients together. Mix all the ingredients until a smooth and thick pork mixture forms. 

3. Let's make some delicious wontons! Please use the step-by-step photos in the main post for visual reference. It might make more sense for visual learners! (:

  • 3A. Start by preparing your work surface like a cutting board or a flat platter. Have a small bowl of water nearby to wet the wrapper's edges.
  • 3B. Lay one dumpling wrapper on a smooth surface. Scoop half a tablespoon of the wonton filling onto the middle of the wrapper. Next, Use your fingers to wet the edges of the wrapper, then fold it in half to form a triangle. See picture.
  • 3C. Next, pick up your wonton with the triangle point facing down towards you and bring the top two edges together, folding them on each other. The wet edges will stick together naturally. Dabb more water if needed.
  • 3D. Make sure to squeeze out any air pockets. Voila! You've created a boat-shaped wonton! Repeat these steps until you've used up all the filling. Set them aside for cooking later. 

4. The broth is next. In a large pot, add the green paste and water. Bring to a gentle boil. Add fish and salt to season the broth. Adjust as needed. Let it simmer on medium heat until ready to assemble your bowl.

5. The bok choy. Add 3-4 cups of water in a separate small pot and bring it to a boil. Blanch the bok choy, then set aside. Place them in cold water for the vivid green leaves!

6. Nex, cook the wontons. Use a wireless straighter to drop a few folded wontons in the hot water. Let them cook until they float to the top for 1-3 minutes. Scoop them out and set them aside. Finish cooking the rest. Cook as many as you will need for your servings.

7. Let's put your wonton soup together! In a large bowl, add wontons and bok choy. Ladled the broth over them. Sprinkle some green herbs and a squeeze of lime into the bowl. Serve hot and enjoy! Refer to the main post to see all the garnishing options!


  • Blanch the wontons and bok choy in a separate small pot of water rather than directly in the broth for the soup to avoid a starchy and cloudy broth.
  • Place the freshly wrapped wontons on a large platter or baking sheet lined with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • If you want more smooth consistency in the pork filling for your homemade wontons, use a food processor to blend the ingredients until you have a sticky, thick meat filling.
  • You can also use a large mortar and pestle to mesh the wonton filling if you prefer a manual way of mashing your food.
  • The wontons will need to be cooked for only a couple of minutes. They can be easily overcooked and come apart if cooked too long. 
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

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