Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

CHicken & Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

When we stumbled across the delicious “deadly dumplings” at Sydney’s Blak market, made by the lovely gals of Moregasmics, it was no great surprise that the dumpling-obsessed Raffles went back for seconds. Or that it required intervention for him to be talked out of a third bowlful of the steaming soup.

Packed with Warrigal greens, noodles and lemon myrtle infused chicken dumplings, they were well worthy of his devotion. And so much did Raffles obsess over the delicious dumplings with a bush tucker twist that he begged me to try my hand at making something similar. Though I’d never folded a wonton in my life, as his devoted personal slave, I got my origami on and did just that… though, if I’m being completely honest, my capitulation had far less to with parental devotion and more to do with a desire for the nagging to stop.

While the end result isn’t an exact match with the delicious “Deadly Dumplings” of Blak Markets fame, we love our fluffy pillows of fragrant goodness and they’ve been on high rotation at Casa Eats World ever since!

Wonton Noodle soup recipe


Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Wonton Noodle Soup


For the wontons;
250g chicken mince
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 finely chopped lemon myrtle leaves.
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tbs sesame oil
24 wonton wrappers
For the broth;
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
1 tsp finely sliced ginger
1 tbs soy sauce
250 gm fresh egg noodles
1 bunch of bok choy chopped
To serve;
Chilli oil


1. In a bowl mix together chicken mince, garlic cloves, lemon myrtle leaves, grated ginger, white pepper and sesame oil.
2. Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface with one teaspoon of chicken mix in centre.
3. Brush edges with water and fold wonton over to enclose filling and form a rectangle.
4. Press edges together.
5. Lift top corners of rectangle up together and press to join (see image below)
6. Repeat using remaining wrappers and chicken mixture.
7. In large saucepan bring stock, water, soy sauce and ginger to the boil.
8. Reduce heat to medium and egg noodles and wontons, cooking for three to four minutes.
9. Add bok choy and cook for around half a minute until wilted.
10. Serve with a drizzle of chilli oil, to taste.


three simple steps to folding won tons

20 Comments on Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

  1. Cooker and a Looker
    October 31, 2014 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

    These look fab Aleney. I happen to have a couple Lemon Myrtle trees growing on the farm, I might have to put them to good use! 🙂

      November 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm (5 years ago)

      You’re lucky to have it on tap. I use it in heaps of dishes. 🙂

  2. Rachel_OurTownBNE
    October 31, 2014 at 9:29 am (5 years ago)

    That broth sounds divine – so full of gorgeous flavours! I’ve never folded a wonton either so I may have to get hubby (who’s a chef) to assist me with the technique. You have done a very nice job for a first time folder 🙂

      November 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Rachel, it’s a yummy combo and the wonton folding proved pretty simple really

  3. sunshinetalia
    October 31, 2014 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

    I want this so bad…

      November 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Talia, they’re pretty yum

  4. Jodie@FreshHomeCook
    November 1, 2014 at 8:41 am (5 years ago)

    My kids love wontons too – I haven’t made them with lemon myrtle before but is sounds delicious. I will have to try that next time! xx

      November 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm (5 years ago)

      It adds a lovely fragrance Jodie 🙂

  5. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    November 1, 2014 at 9:05 am (5 years ago)

    I’ve never folded a wonton before (always been a little scared to try), but this sounds simply wonderful and I know my boys would also love it. Thank you for linking up with us this week. I hope you all have a lovely (and dumpling filled) weekend 🙂

      November 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm (5 years ago)

      It is surprisingly easy after a couple of tries. 🙂

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    November 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Hehe Raffles sounds just like Mr NQN! I think he has a bright future eating and making dumplings 😀

      November 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

      The kid may turn into a dumpling at this rate!

  7. Mums Take Five
    November 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

    lemon myrtle and ginger you have me! Such a clever lad.
    Via Fab Food Fridays x

      November 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks – it’s a lovely combo

  8. Sarah Poppy
    November 3, 2014 at 10:41 pm (5 years ago)

    YUM! Now I want to eat dumplings. Will be bookmarking this recipe for sure. Thanks for linking up with Mummy Mondays. #TeamMM

      November 4, 2014 at 7:24 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks and I’d love to hear what you think if and when you make it.

  9. Leah
    January 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks delicious! I love lemon myrtle and I love won ton noodle soup. I think I need to try them together now!


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