#Probably the best-known Chinese soup, this recipe uses pre-made wonton wrappers for ease of preparation.#
Place all the wonton wrappers on a large, flat surface. Mix together the chicken or pork, chopped parsley, green onions and ginger. Brush the edges of the wrappers lightly with beaten egg.
Place a small mound of mixture on one half of the wrappers and fold the other half over the top to form a triangle.
Press with the fingers to seal the edges well.
Bring the stock to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the filled wontons and simmer 5-10 minutes or until they float to the surface.
Add remaining ingredients to the soup, using only the leaves of the parsley or watercress for garnish.
Use equal quantities of crabmeat or shrimp to fill the wontons instead of chicken or pork.
Wonton wrappers are sometimes called wonton skins. They are available in specialty shops, delicatessens and Chinese supermarkets.