Bok choy is great in this quick and easy to make wonton soup. With either homemade or store bought broth this soup is ultimate chinese comfort food!
Yes, yes, yes… I know I posted this bok choy and wonton soup recipe already, back in the TBC early days… Well, I think we can consider now the early days too since it has been less than a year! Nonetheless, with finding inspiration to take better food photography and having made this soup for lunch recently, I wanted to give it a second shot (see the photography pun there?! No? Haha that’s ok).
First adjustments I made? Really trying to take every picture with my Canon camera (except the one above!). It is just an advanced point and shoot that I bought off of kijiji before a European trip but all in all way better than my old iPhone. An added plus about the SX50 HS Canon? It has a fantastic zoom that is great for taking pictures of steamy hot foods that can fog up the lens; like the yummy soup shot below!
Another edit made? Getting rid of using my parent’s every day dishes. Sorry Mom and Papa, but the design on our dishes just doesn’t cut it anymore, opting for some crisp white plates is 100% better. Also, going simple with dinnerware allows more versatility in choosing different backdrops, like the white canvas material… Although, I may need to rethink that one, having a black cat definitely will start to show on white!
Now you say, enough about the edits! How do I make this yummy looking soup that you say is so quick?!
Truth be told, what makes it quick for myself is that I use store bought wontons and stock. Yup, you can make a vegetable stock (the quickest of all stocks, about 30 minutes), using it right away or thawing it from a previously made batch – ditto for chicken stock. This said, in my opinion, I’d save yummy homemade chicken stock for chicken noodle soup.
As for the wontons, I have never made them from scratch (they are on the to do list) and so I can’t recommend a recipe. What I can do is suggest getting Bibigo Chicken and Coriander Wontons usually found at Costco. They are super versatile, I’ve had them in soup, salad and in a stir fry!
Apart from the stock and wontons, what elevates and makes this soup delicious is the bok choy, whatever type you can find at your local grocers. This specific time I used toy choy, it’s super tiny and doesn’t need to be taken apart and chopped into smaller pieces. If you can’t find it and still want some greens, spinach is a great option!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! It’s great as a weekend lunch when you are planning a more elaborate and kitchen-work intensive dinner. It really is all the deliciousness without the effort!
- 1 box 950ml vegetable or chicken stock, homemade or store bought
- 16 – 24 wontons
- 1 lb. bok choy washed and chopped if large
- 4 scallions sliced
Bring broth to a boil in a medium pot.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook bok choy until tender, about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove from water and let drain.
In the same large pot, cook wontons as per package instructions.
Once cooked, place wontons in a bowl with the bok choy and ladle the broth over. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.
Add some heat to the soup by serving with sliced chilies! Also, serving with a couple of drops soy sauce can also be interesting!
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