Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chinese Winter Melon Soup

Another indispensable soup in the Chinese household. Winter melon soup is believed to be cooling for the body to counteract heatiness. This soup is refreshing and mildly sweet and very fragrant, is especially good consumed on hot humid days and is also beneficial for anyone who has lately taken in too much fried fatty food in their diet.

about 1 kg Pork Bones
about 1 kg wintermelon
2 dried scallops
10 red dates
salt to taste

Remove skin and spongy seedy center of winter melon. Cut to large chunks. Place all ingredients in a large pot. and add enough water to fill pot about 3 litres. Boil for 1 1/2 hours on low heat. Every now and then, skim off any scum that surfaces to keep soup clear. 

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