Grounded Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup

October 29, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Grounded Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup

Grounded Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup, a cherished Khmer favorite, boasts a delicious combination of flavors and textures. The bitter melon, known for its unique sweet and bitter taste, is a key ingredient that adds character to this delightful soup.

To prepare the soup, start by creating a flavorful stuffing mixture. In a large bowl, combine grounded pork with chopped green onions, soaked and drained bean thread noodles, sugar, salt, fish sauce, and black pepper. This well-mixed combination forms the savory stuffing for the bitter melon.

The bitter melon is then cut in half and hollowed out to create a tube, providing the perfect vessel for the pork stuffing. Any leftover meat can be shaped into small meatballs, ensuring that no delicious mixture goes to waste. These stuffed bitter melon tubes are placed in a large soup pot, and water is added to the pot.

As the soup simmers, the pork cooks through, and the water reduces to form a rich and flavorful broth. To further enhance the taste, the soup is seasoned with additional sugar, salt, and fish sauce. This step adds depth to the flavors and ensures a well-balanced taste profile.

Before serving, the soup is garnished with chopped green onions, providing a fresh and aromatic finish. Best enjoyed hot with rice, Grounded Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup encapsulates the essence of Khmer cuisine, offering a satisfying and comforting dining experience.


1 lb (450 gram) of grounded pork
2 stalks green onion, chopped
1 small individual package bean thread noodles, soaked in hot water, drained and chopped (approx 1 cup)
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 large or 2 medium size bitter melon, cut bitter melon in half (cross wide)and removed seeds
8 cups of water

Directions to make Grounded Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup

  1. In a large bowl, mix grounded pork with green onions, bean thread noodles, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon fish sauce and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Stuffed pork stuffing in side bitter melon tube. If you have left over meat makes small meatballs.
  3. Put stuffed bitter melon and pour water in a large soup pot, cook till meat done and water reduce.
  4. Seasoning soup with 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons fish sauce.
  5. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Grounded Pork Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 584

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏31g 11%
Cholesterol ‏151mg 50%
Total Fat ‏33g 42%
Saturated Fat ‏12g 60%
Dietary Fiber ‏2g 7%
Protein ‏41g 82%
Sodium ‏1591mg 69%
Sugars ‏3g 6%


30 min


30 min




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