I am a sucker for Wonton Soup. I love it. And for me the mark of a good Chinese restaurant is their Wonton Soup. But it is hard to find a good bowl of soup. While the wontons are usually nice, the broth is bland or to put it harshly like dish water. We recently found a restaurant that does the best soup I’ve had ever. Most Chinese places are take-away with a couple of tables, but Mindy’s in Portsmouth is a proper sit down Chinese restaurant I remember from my childhood. I am addicted to their soups especially Wonton.

I can’t go there every day so I needed to come up with a recipe I can make quickly when I feel like Wonton Soup. There are two keys to making this soup: the broth and greens. Most lack a flavorful broth, greens, and punchy toppings. To make the broth with a punch, I use garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, sesame oil, and tamari. To keep it quick and easy, I always have bottle minced garlic and ginger in my fridge. It is worth the investment as it is a time saver. For the greens, I use baby bok choy, but Chinese cabbage slices very thin would be tasty, too. For a non-plant-based option you can swap out the veg broth for chicken or beef and use meat-based wontons or potstickers.

Do you love soup as much as me? More soup recipes are available.

Plant-based Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

5 minutes

20 minutes

25 minutes


A Bowl


  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced and divided between green and white parts
  • 8 cups of veggie broth
  • 1 package frozen wontons (or pot stickers)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (soy sauce)
  • 1/2 pound (or 5) baby bok choy thinly slices
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional Toppings:
  • - Green onions (green parts)
  • - Sesame seeds
  • - Hot chili oil
  • - Tamari
  • - Red pepper flakes


  • 1. Slice green onions and baby bok choy and set aside.
  • 2. Heat sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • 3. Add the minced garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and the white parts of the green onion sautéing for about 2 minutes.
  • 4. Pour broth into the pot brining the soup to a slow boil over medium-high heat.
  • 5. Once at a boil, add frozen wontons letting boil for a minute then reduce heat to medium simmering the for 10 minutes.
  • 6. Add baby boy choy and tamari simmering for 5 minutes.
  • 7. Ladle into bowls and add the optional toppings.
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