I bought some daikon 大根 and winter melon 冬瓜 from Chinatown when I was there last week.Actually I intend to use the daikon for my sushi but it's doesn't turn out as I wanted.Daikon also know as white radish but I think they come from the same family.Anyway,I made some soup for Mishu.
1 lb or 1/2 daikon(white radish)(cut)
1 lbs winter melon(cut small chunk)
1-2 lb pork ribs(cut small)
2 carrot(peel and cut)
4 liter water
salt to taste
1:Peel and cut daikon,soak in cold water overnight to remove it's strong smell.
2:Peel,cut carrot and winter melon into chunk.
3:Prepare hot water to remove pork ribs fats and oil before let it run under cold water.
4:Prepare 4 liter water with pork ribs at high heat until boil.Then add in winter melon,daikon and carrot.Let it simmer at medium heat for another 1 hour.Add in salt to your taste.ready to serve warm or hot.
Usually winter melon size are quite big.I only used half of the quarted melon I bought.The rest I'm going to make winter melon dessert soup.Chinese believe winter melon is good for cooling down your body during hot weather.