Pancit Molo (Filipino Wonton Soup)


This Pinoy pancit molo dish has no noodles, despite its name. It has something better than noodles: wonton-like dumplings. This delicious soup dish can be served as a snack or as an appetizer before lunch or dinner.

close up view of Pancit Molo (Filipino Wonton Soup) with chicken and green onions, in a pot
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 ½ pounds ground pork

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded

  • 1 ¼ quarts chicken broth

  • 1 small head bok choy, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Mix pork, shrimp, water chestnuts, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Reserve 1/3 of the filling mixture for soup. Wrap about 1 tablespoon of remaining filling in a wonton wrapper. Repeat until all filling is used up.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and reserved filling. Mix well. Add chicken broth; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Drop filled wontons into soup one by one. Boil until wontons float to the top, 3 to 5 minutes. Add bok choy; boil until tender, about 2 minutes more. Garnish with green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
15g Fat
31g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 880mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 363mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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