Chinese Winter Melon Soup Recipe
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A delicate and tasty soup to nourish and clear heat from your body.
Recipe type: Quick Boil Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 700 g winter melon disc - cut into large cubes
  • 200 g lean pork - sliced into thin strips
  • 200 g straw mushrooms - cut into halves
  • 50 g ikan bilis
  • 30 g dried shrimps
  • 1.2 litres water (or use just enough water to immerse all the ingredients)
  • Seasoning for Lean Pork
  • ½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp shallot oil (can be substituted with sesame oil)
  • ½ tbsp corn starch
  • splash of Shaoxing wine
  • dash of white pepper
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Cut pork into thin slices of about 1cm width and season it with the marinade ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Peel the winter melon skin with a sharp knife, remove the seeds and cut into large cubes.
  3. Cut all the straw mushrooms into halves.
  4. Rinse ikan bilis and dried shrimp. Place ikan bilis, dried shrimp and winter melon into a medium sized soup pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  5. minutes before turning off the flame, add in sliced pork and straw mushrooms. Cover the pot and cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt to taste
Cooking Notes
Do not simmer the soup for too long or the lean pork will become tough and winter melon too soft.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at