I made Spicy Wonton Soup tonight because I was not feeling very well during the past few days. This stuffy nose due to a cold makes me uncomfortable. I could have opted for chicken soup, which sounds like a good idea. However, my intuition tells me to go above and beyond the norm. It was such a blast and it helped me feel a bit better. There was a generous amount of spicy chili in there. I just hope that it does not get back at me tomorrow.
I got this idea from the Sichuan Wonton wherein wontons are boiled and then topped with a generous amount of sauce composed of chili oil and vinegar. I did not like to eat something hot and sour today, so I opted to make a spicy wonton noodle soup instead.
Pork neck bones were boiled to make pork stock, while the wontons were quickly assembled using ground pork and other spices. I had my homemade chili sauce as a topping along with some toasted garlic. You can use store bought chili oil (preferably the ones with chili and garlic) to save time. The noodles that I used were wide rice noodles. This type of noodle is commonly used to make Pho.
This was a quick recipe that I just thought of today and I am glad that everything worked out as expected.
Try this Spicy Wonton Soup Recipe. Let me know what you think.
Spicy Wonton Soup Recipe
- 1 lb. pork neck bones
- 8 to 10 cups water
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup toasted garlic
- 3 tablespoons chili oil with garlic and chili
- ½ cup chopped scallions
- ½ lb. wide rice noodles
- 1 package wonton wrapper
- ½ lb. ground pork
- 1 small yellow onion minced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Pour water in a cooking pot. Let boil.
- Add the pork neck bones and medium chopped onion. Continue to boil between low to medium heat for 1 ½ hours.
- Meanwhile, prepare the wonton by combining all the wonton ingredients in a bowl (except the wrapper). Mix well. Scoop 2 teaspoons of pork mixture and arrange it in the middle of the wrapper. Seal by folding the wrapper in a way that both ends meet together forming a triangular shape. Press against the side of the wonton to ensure that it remains intact. Set aside.
- Remove the pork neck bones from the pot. Set it aside. (You can use it to make another dish).
- Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper in the cooking pot. Stir.
- Add the noodles and wonton into the pot. Let the liquid re-boil. Continue to cook 8 minutes.
- Add the scallions and half of the chili oil and toasted garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl. Top with remaining toasted garlic and chili oil.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!