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Winter Melon and Daikon Soup

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.


Ingredients:


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







Method:


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.


Note:


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.




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7 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 18, 2008 at 10:40 PM

Love your cooling soup! I hardly buy winter melon because like you said it's sold quite big and my husband doesn't eat it.

tigerfish said...
June 19, 2008 at 4:05 AM

Thanks for telling me daikon is known as 大根! :D

This soup must be so naturally sweet!

Beachlover said...
June 19, 2008 at 11:31 PM

lcom:
you can always cook for your daughters and yourself if hubby refused to eat certain food.My angmo hubby worst,not a fan of spicy and asian food at all!

tigerfish:
yes with carrot this soup have the sweetness of itself!!

Dhanggit said...
June 20, 2008 at 3:26 AM

daikon in soup are the best!! :-)

ICook4Fun said...
June 20, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Lesley, daikon soup is my fav but now I am kind of scare of it as I drink so much of it the last time and I got perut sakit. Too much angin :)

Beachlover said...
June 20, 2008 at 9:11 PM

dhanggit:
yes,it's good especially for cooling down our body!

icook4fun:
I think what the cantonese ppls sais is right,don't drink overnight soup!! but I prefer overnight soup more"gau".touch wood so far I don't have any problem!.I been drink that pot for 3 days!!hahaha!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.