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When we were living in China, my husband and I would head to Hong Kong every couple of weekends to feast on Dim Sums and Wontons. I do miss it a lot, so yesterday I decided to make a simple Chicken, Shiitake & Savoy cabbage Wontons to have with my Chicken Broth. 

Ingredients for the broth

• 4 to 5 pieces of Chicken on the bone (thighs or drumsticks) 

• 5 cloves of garlic (whole)

• 4 chunky slices of ginger

• cracked black pepper

• 2 tbsp of fresh chopped Cilantro 

• 1 carrot (chopped)

• 1 stalk of celery (chopped)

• Red chilli for garnish

• Light soy sauce (salt substitute)


1. In a pot, place the chicken thighs, garlic and ginger. Add water to completely cover the chicken, simmer on a low heat for 1 to 2 hours. 

2. Remove the chicken out of the pot, set aside and add the carrots, chopped celery & spring onions into the broth. Bring this to a boil then simmer till the celery disintegrates. 

3. At this stage you can season with salt & pepper or just pepper then add light soy sauce in the individual serving bowls according to taste. 

Ingredients for the Wontons

• 1 Chicken breast (minced)

• 5 dried Shiitake mushrooms (soaked then drained & chopped)

• 2 slices of Savoy cabbage leaves (sliced thin) 

• 1 stalk of Scallion (chopped)

• 1 tbsp light soy sauce

• 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil

• 2 tsp cornstarch

• cracked black pepper

(Combine all the above ingredients well in a bowl and refrigerate for an hour.) To test taste it, fry a little of the mixture in a pan. 

• Wonton skins

To make the Wontons, I just went on this you tube page https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wUiwMOa-BI to watch the various ways on folding them. 

Once the wontons are ready folded, drop them into the boiling broth for 3 mins. 

Garnish with scallions, chopped chillies and serve.❤️