Winter Melon Clam Soup
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This delicious winter melon clam soup has diuretic effect and helps to relieve heat and clears toxin in our body.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 3
  • 500 g clams
  • 500 g winter melon - skin and seeds removed and cut into pieces
  • 10 g ginger - julienned
  • 15 g dried shrimp (xia mi) - soaked for 10 minutes and drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine - (or to taste)
  1. Soak clams in salt water for about 2 hours to remove dirt. Rinse and drain.
  2. Add winter melon, ginger, dried shrimps and water into a medium sized soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add clams and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes or until the shells open. Turn off heat. Add Chinese rice wine and salt if required and serve immediately.
Cooking Notes
1. Preparation time does not include soaking time for clams.
2. If you can't find winter melon where you live, you could also cook with just fresh clams, ginger and water. Reduce the water to 2 cups and add more ginger if not using winter melon.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at