Lots of times my inspiration for a recipe comes from a food or dish I absolutely love, but unfortunately was prepared for me horribly. This recipe revelation was no different for my 1 Amazing Wannabe Wonton Soup!
My mother wasn't feeing well a few weeks ago and stated that all she wanted was a nice steamy bowl of wonton soup. Now, I can't remember the last time I had a bowl of this comfort goodness. For the record, my favorite go-to Asian soup has always been the delicious egg drop soup with crisp, crunchy wonton strips for dipping, or simply to crumble on top. However, lately I've been craving this wonton soup now too, primarily because of my mother mentioning it- TRUST, the mind is a plenty powerful and influential thing!
So the other day I order some Chinese food for the family, and what do I request? Yep, you guessed it, wonton soup! I could not wait to get home to wrap myself up in this warm liquid goodness. But after one sip, not only could I wait, but I could actually toss it in the trash! It was unsatisfactory to say the very least. The wonton dumplings had no flavor, and the broth reminded me of a mix of oil and tap water, HORRIBLE I tell you! Absolutely NO flavor.
And like clockwork, I got in the lab (my kitchen), and conjured up what was a sublime bowl of wonton/vegetable dumpling soup. From the super flavorful vegetable dumplings from @TradeJoes, to the organic vegetable broth spiced with garlic and ginger from the same, it's no wonder why the pot disappeared in a matter of minutes of being made.
This is such a nutrient-rich immune beneficial soup because of the very healing powers found in chicken noodle soup- minus animal protein and kicked up a notch with fresh minced ginger, green onions, and garlic.
I can't wait for you to try it! Comment below to let me know what your favorite soup is!
Vegetarian Dumpling Soup (Wannabe Wonton Soup)