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Mar 16, 2019

Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup

This Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup is quick and easy to make and so flavorful. 

Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup #wontonsoup

The meatballs contain both shrimp and pork, along with garlic, ginger, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, and oyster sauce.

For the oyster sauce, I recommend Lee Kum Kee premium oyster sauce, which is the one with the picture of a mother and son in a boat on the bottle.

Pork and shrimp belong together in my book. I've combined them in pork and shrimp spring rolls, shrimp and pork potstickers, and pork and shrimp egg rolls. Each time I've been so happy with the results.

How to Make Shrimp and Pork Meatball Soup

To make this shrimp and pork meatball soup, you mix a half pound of ground pork with a half pound of finely chopped shrimp, along with the rest of the ingredients. Then you shape the mixture into four large meatballs and set them aside in the refrigerator. You can also make several smaller meatballs if you prefer, but I liked the ease of making just four.

While the meatballs are resting, you mix vegetable or chicken broth with ginger and garlic and cook it for about 15 minutes to extract the flavors into the broth.

Next you put the meatballs in the broth, add shiitake mushrooms, and simmer the meatballs until they are cooked through, about another 12 minutes. Finally, you add some sliced wonton wrappers for the "noodles" in this soup. They take just a couple of minutes to cook.

Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup

You can make this soup in advance but omit adding the wonton wrappers, adding them later when you reheat the soup.

This soup takes no more than 45 minutes from start to finish to make, including prepping the ingredients. It makes a really nice light lunch or dinner, and is perfect to serve on a rainy day.

Shrimp and Pork meatball soup

It's Soup Saturday again, and time to share soup recipes. This time, our host is Sneha Recipe and the theme is meatballs. If you like meatballs, you would love my albóndigas soup as well as these pork and shrimp meatball appetizers.

Also, Be sure to check out all of these wonderful sounding soups from our Soup Saturday bloggers:

Soup, wonton, pork, shrimp, meatballs, oyster sauce
Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup


  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 12 - 4 inch wonton wrappers, cut into 1/2 inch strips and separated
  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Sliced scallions
  • Chopped cilantro


To Make the Meatballs
  1. Gently mix all of the meatball ingredients in a bowl with your hands to combine. 
  2. Form the mixture into four ball, and refrigerate while you make the broth. 
To Make the Soup
  1. In a 3 or 4 quart saucepan, add the broth, ginger, and garlic, and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. 
  2. Add the meatballs and mushrooms to the broth and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 12 minutes. 
  3. Add the wonton "noodles" and cook for another three minutes. 
  4. Divide the meatballs among four bowls, add the broth and noodles, and garnish with jalapeño slices, scallions, and cilantro. 
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This recipe was slightly adapted from Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen (affiliate link)

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  1. I absolutely love this deconstructed wonton soup. Sounds amazing and I love that you only have one meatball per bowl. Great presentation.

    1. Thanks Wendy! That way no one is counting meatballs!

  2. So much easier than making the wontons and dropping in since it will be eaten quickly anyway! I love that big meatball- reminds me of lions head meatballs which I love, but then, I am in love with meatballs period.

    1. They made me think of lion's head meatballs too!

  3. Love the color and presentation of the soup, what a great way to use wonton wrappers and make hearty soup.

    1. Thanks Sneha. It's great for leftover wrappers.

  4. I don't care for seafood, but I love Asian-style recipes! This soup looks delicious, and I like the idea of using wonton wrappers as the noodles. Clever.

  5. This sounds delicious and so easy too...better than stuffing the wontons!!!

  6. I love the ingredients so I know this soup would be delicious. Using wonton wrappers as the noodles is a really cool idea.


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