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Healthy and nutritious shark's fin melon soup cooked with pork spare ribs, dried scallops, black eye beans, carrots and honey dates.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 6
  • Shark's fin melon section (about 1 kg)
  • 350 g pork spare ribs
  • 100 g black eye beans - rinsed
  • 3 honey dates
  • 2 small carrots - peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 dried scallops - soaked in hot water till softened (retain water for soup)
  • About 8 cups of water
  1. Blanch pork ribs in hot boiling water for a few minutes to remove impurities. Remove and set aside.
  2. Wash shark fin melon and cut into big chunks.
  3. Put all ingredients into a soup pot and bring to a boil. Then simmer over low heat for around 2 hours. Season with salt to taste and serve hot.
Cooking Notes
1. This recipe is enough for 2 meals for a family of 5. You can adjust the amount of ingredients according to how many people are eating.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at