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Winter Melon + Pork Bone Soup by sadd3j

Ingredients (serves maybe 4-6 people)
1 lb. pork bones (neck, ribs, doesn’t really matter)
2 lb. winter melon
6-10 thin slices of ginger
1/2 cube beef/chicken stock (or hon dashi might be interesting)
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Blanch the pork bones for 2 minutes.
2. Add pork bones and ginger to 14 cups of water and bring to boil, then simmer for 60 mins (or longer for more taste)
3. While it’s simmer, remove skin, seeds etc. from winter melon, cut into cubes
4. After 60 minutes, add stock and salt to taste.
5. Add winter melon, cook for additional 20 minutes.
6. Done!

I used to drink this soup almost everyday in Hong Kong.. and miss drinking chinese soup in general, so I’ve been looking for some simple recipes.

This was the first time I’ve tried making it.. and it came out decent. I made it with the quantity of ingredients shown above, but next time I will probably try reducing the amount of stock and increasing the pork bone boil time (or quantity of pork bone). Does anyone know if using maybe fattier parts would be tastier? or does it not matter and only make it oilier?

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