This is a classic Filipino soup. It is a staple at our family gatherings. It’s simple, easy to make, and instantly brings comfort and warmth. Feel free to add or substitute any ingredients. It’s hard to go wrong with this one.


Recipe + Styling + Photography by Brandon Harman

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SERVES 4 TO 6 PEOPLE

FOR THE WONTONS:
1 pound ground pork
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 medium yellow onion, minced
1/4 cup scallions, green parts sliced
salt and pepper
1 small can water chestnuts, chopped (optional)
1 pack wonton wrappers
small bowl of water to wet wontons

FOR THE SOUP:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove crushed
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup scallions, green parts sliced
1/2 rotisserie chicken shredded
6 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground pork, egg, garlic, onions, scallions, salt, pepper, and water chestnut for crunch (optional). Mix it all up.
  2. Scoop up one tablespoon of mixture, and place it in the middle of each wonton wrapper.
  3. Wet the border of a wrapper with water using your fingertips. Fold once into a triangle and press the sides to keep the mixture in place. Then bring the two bottom corners together and pinch. Repeat for as many times as you have wrappers and filling.
  4. Put a large pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Add oil, and sauté garlic and onions.
  5. Add shredded chicken, broth, and bring to boil.
  6. Add dumplings, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Once dumplings rise to the top they are cooked.
  7. Garnish with scallions.

TIP:

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This is a classic Filipino soup. It is a staple at our family gatherings. It’s simple, easy to make, and instantly brings comfort and warmth. Feel free to add or substitute any ingredients. It’s hard to go wrong with this one.
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