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Hot and Sour Dumpling Soup

Servings 4 servings


  • For the dumplings:
  • 1 package of won ton wrappers you’ll only need half of them
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or more if you like it hot
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the soup:

  • 1 cup dumpling water
  • 3-4 cups Chinese hot & sour broth or seafood stock/broth, or even chicken broth is fine
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • soy sauce to taste


  1. Combine all the dumpling ingredients in a food processor and pulse a couple of times until well combined.
  2. Place a small amount of the shrimp filling in the center of a won ton wrapper. Lightly wet the edges with a little water. Then fold up the edges and press together. Try to remove any air from inside the won ton as you fill them. This will make around 20-22 small dumplings.
  3. First cook the dumplings for 1-2 minutes in enough boiling salted water that they have enough room to float around and not stick together.
  4. Remove all the water except for one cup, add the broth and vegetables. Cook over medium heat just until everything is hot. Taste and add a little soy sauce if needed.