Char Siu Wonton Noodle Soup (叉燒水餃汤麵)

Char Siu Wonton Noodle Soup (叉燒水餃汤麵)

叉燒水餃汤麵, or Char Siu Wonton Noodle Soup, is a classic and beloved dish in Cantonese cuisine. It combines flavorful char siu (Chinese BBQ pork), delicate wontons, and chewy egg noodles in a savory broth. This dish is a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, making it a comforting and satisfying meal. Here’s a recipe to create your own Char Siu Wonton Noodle Soup at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


For the Wontons:

  • 200 g ground pork
  • 100 g shrimp finely chopped
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Wonton wrappers

For the Soup:

  • 1.5 liters chicken or pork broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger sliced
  • Salt to taste

Additional Ingredients:

  • 400 g egg noodles thin
  • 200 g char siu Chinese BBQ pork, sliced
  • Bok choy or Chinese broccoli blanched
  • Chopped green onions and cilantro for garnish


Prepare the Wontons:

    Mix Filling:

    • In a bowl, combine ground pork, chopped shrimp, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and white pepper. Mix well.

    Wrap Wontons:

    • Place a small amount of filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with water, fold into a triangle, and press to seal, making sure to squeeze out any air. Then bring the two corners together and press to seal.

    Prepare the Soup:

      Broth Base:

      • In a large pot, bring the chicken or pork broth to a simmer. Add garlic and ginger slices.


      • Season the broth with salt.

      Cook Noodles and Wontons:

        Cook Noodles:

        • In a separate pot, cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

        Cook Wontons:

        • Drop the wontons into the simmering broth and cook until they float to the top, indicating they are cooked through.

        Assemble and Serve:


          • Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls. Place sliced char siu and blanched vegetables in each bowl.


          • Ladle the hot broth and wontons over the noodles.


          • Garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro.

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