Spicy Chicken Wonton Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms


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Appears in

A World in My Kitchen

A World in My Kitchen

By Peter Gordon

Published 2003

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Wontons are to Chinese food what ravioli is to Italian cuisine. Yon should be able to buy wonton wrappers from any Chinatown, but make sure you buy the correct ones, not spring roll wrappers — it has happened. If you have a Japanese store nearer you, you could use gyoza wrappers instead.


  • 4 shallots, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1 chicken drumstick


Fry shallots, chilli and chicken drumstick in a wide saucepan in a little oil until just beginning to colour and crisp. Add lime leaves and stock and bring to the boil. Simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Remove chicken and cool.

Leave broth to simmer while you make wontons. Place chicken breast meat, half the spring onions, ginger and 1