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Winter Melon Soup Recipe

Winter Melon Soup recipe - a nourishing flavorful and cooling soup.

Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Winter Melon Soup
Servings 4 people
Calories 148 kcal


  • 8 cups water
  • 8 oz pork ribs, cut into riblets
  • 1 1/2 lbs winter melon, cut into small pieces, skin removed
  • 2 dried scallops
  • 6 dried oysters
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked in water water for 10 minutes
  • 1 dried honey date
  • 1 teaspoon white peppercorn, lightly pounded with a mortar and pestle or the back of a Chinese cleaver
  • salt to taste, (optional)


  1. Bring the water to boil in a deep pot. Add the pork ribs and boil for 5 minutes before adding the winter melon, dried seafood, peppers, and honey date. Continue to boil on medium heat for 15-20 minutes before lowering the heat to low. Discard the "foam" at the top of the soup. Keep boiling the soup on low heat for about 45 minutes or so or until the soup is full of the sweet flavor of all the ingredients. Add salt to taste. If you like, you might add some more water and bring the soup to boil before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Winter Melon Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.