Pancit Molo (Filipino wantan soup)

    1 hour

    Despite its name, this pancit dish has no noodles, just wantan-like dumplings. It is a soup dish served as a snack or as a prelude to lunch or dinner.

    Rizal, Philippines
    1 person made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 680g minced pork
    • 450g prawns, deveined and chopped
    • 225g water chestnuts, sliced
    • Salt and pepper
    • Wantan wrappers (link to recipe)
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
    • 1.2L chicken broth
    • 1 bunch pek chai cut into bite sized pieces
    • 2 spring onions, chopped

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large bowl, mix the pork, prawns, water chestnuts, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture for the soup.
    2. To make the wantans, wrap about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a wrapper. Repeat until all the filling is used up.
    3. In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Stir in the shredded chicken and the pork-prawn mixture that was set aside earlier and mix well.
    4. Add the chicken broth, and salt and pepper to taste. Drop the wantons into the soup one by one. They are done when they float.
    5. Add the pek chai and boil until cooked.
    6. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.

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    Simple and easy to follow recipe.  -  14 Aug 2013


    I used ground turkey instead of pork and left out water chestnuts. Only used about a teaspoon of filling and boiled them 5-7 minutes. Turned out great.  -  15 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)