Cheater Shrimp Wonton Soba Noodle Soup
Yesterday was day 1 of #circuitbreakersg. To others outside of Singapore, “circuit-breaker” is our name for a partial nation lockdown due to the covid-19 virus. Schools & malls are closed and most people have to work from home for the next three weeks. This cheater shrimp wonton soba noodle soup was my quick 15-minute dinner, thanks to a box of ready made frozen raw shrimp wonton. I added soba noodles, mushrooms and Chinese spinach to go with the shrimp wontons, making this a healthy one-dish meal.
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The frozen uncooked wontons also came with 2 sachets of soup powder. You can use any instant soup (such as stock cube, tetra pak chicken stock or home-made clear soup stock).
To start, I boiled soba, carrot and dried mushrooms all in the same pot (pictured above) since the cooking duration is the same. That saved me a lot of time. When they were done, I took them out from the pot and ran the noodles under tap water to cool them down. After this, I blanched some Chinese spinach using the same water.
This was my prepared soba, mushrooms and spinach. I actually made a bigger serving earlier in the day for lunch which I used to make oyster soba noodle soup. The remaining half was used for this shrimp wonton dinner so I saved a lot of time using the same base with two different noodle toppings.
I boiled the wontons for a few minutes until they were cooked.
When the wontons were done, I added them to the wonton soup bowl.
Finally, I ladled the hot soup over the contents.