The Ultimate New Year’s Dinner: The celebrity chef behind Mr Wong reveals his secret recipe for a shrimp wonton noodle soup – and it’s surprisingly easy
- A top chef shared his lunar new year prawn wonton noodle soup recipe
- Dan Hong serves dishes in five-star Sydney restaurants, including Mr Wong’s
- Dan said noodles symbolize longevity, while dumplings represent wealth and gold
- Thousands were impressed with how easy Dan’s recipe was to put together
A top chef shared his favorite shrimp wonton noodle soup recipe and how to make it for the upcoming lunar new year.
Dan Hong serves dishes in five star Sydney restaurants such as Mr Wong and Ms G’s in his role as Executive Head Chef of Merivale, one of Australia’s largest hospitality groups.
Though he feeds the clientele of some of the best establishments in town, he uses the skills he learned at home as a boy to make a wonton noodle soup for his family.
“When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of dumplings and noodles,” Dan said in an Instagram video.
“Noodles stand for a long life, and dumplings stand for wealth, money bags or gold hidden in them.”
A top chef shared his favorite shrimp wonton noodle soup recipe and how to prepare it for the New Year celebrations (Dan Hong pictured).
Dan Hong serves dishes in five-star Sydney restaurants such as Mr Wong’s. Now he has shared his recipe for a prawn wonton noodle soup (finished result shown).
“When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of dumplings and noodles,” said Dan. Noodles symbolize longevity, while dumplings symbolize bags of money and wealth
While many people think wonton noodle soup is hard to make from scratch, Dan explained that the dish is surprisingly easy, provided you have the timing.
“The most important part of a good wonton noodle soup is the broth,” he said.
“If you don’t have a good broth in a noodle soup, you’re ruining the entire dish.”
To make his broth, Dan said you would need two chicken Maryland (the entire leg of the thigh and drumstick), two tablespoons of dried shrimp, and five or six strips of bacon.
“You don’t have to make supplies on the stove the old-fashioned way, I’ll show you how to do an old-fashioned method called double cooking,” said Dan.
Double boiling involves blanching the chicken and submerging all of the ingredients in water before placing it in the oven for five hours to slowly marinate.
How to Make Dan Hong’s Shrimp Wan Ton Noodle Soup
Dan shared his delicious recipe for his shrimp wonton noodle soup (picture)
For the broth
Two Chicken Maryland (whole leg consisting of thigh and drumstick)
Five or six strips of bacon
Two tablespoons of dried shrimp
pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
For the wontons
Peeled and butterfly prawns
a pinch of sugar
pinch of salt
Drops of sesame oil
For the entire dish
Thin egg noodles
Coriander for garnish
1. Blanch the chicken marylands in boiling water to remove impurities and prevent your broth from becoming cloudy. Blanch for a minute in boiling water, then rinse under cold water and return to a saucepan with water.
2. Add the dried prawns and bacon. You can add spring onions, ginger, and garlic here, but it is not mandatory. Put the lid on your pot.
3. Set your oven to 160 degrees Celsius for five hours. Take the whole pot, put it in and leave it. You should end up with a nice clear supply that can be strained and seasoned.
4. Strain the broth, season with a little salt and sugar and stir. Even if it tastes a bit salty, that’s fine as the pasta and wontons dilute the saltyness.
5. To prepare the wontons, peel and make up your prawns and add a simple marinade of sugar, salt and a hint of sesame oil.
6. Place a shrimp in each wonton casing and add a little water to the edges of each casing to make them stick well. Pinch every edge and don’t worry if it’s not super neat.
7. Boil the wontons in boiling water for three minutes.
8. Boil your thin egg noodles in boiling water for 20-30 seconds. Add the Chinese broccoli and cook for 10-20 seconds.
9. Drain the noodles, rinse under cold water to wash off any excess starch, and blanch for an additional five seconds.
10. Put the pasta, broccoli and wontons in a bowl. Pour over your broth and add green onions and coriander. Finally, add a little sesame oil to enhance the taste.
Source: Dan Hong
While many people think wonton noodle soup is hard to make from scratch, Dan explained that the dish is surprisingly simple provided you have the timing (pictured cooking)
The top chef also showed how to make perfect shrimp wontons and how to put the whole dish together like a pro.
“It’s that easy to make wonton noodle soup,” he said.
“It’s one of my favorite dishes during the Lunar New Year.”
Thousands of people who saw his clip were impressed with both the simplicity of the dish and its delicious appearance (the final result pictured).
Thousands of people who saw his clip were impressed with both the simplicity of the dish and its delicious appearance.
“This literally looks so good,” wrote one commentator.
“One of your best will definitely try this recipe,” added another.
Dan Hong has made tons of home cooking videos during the coronavirus pandemic, including his perfect lamb chops and more.
Dan shared the recipe as part of a collaboration Myer.