Pumpkin and Pork Meat Balls Soup

October 18, 2022  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Pumpkin and Pork Meat Balls Soup

Delicious pumpkin and pork meatballs soup is Khmer country food. Khmer loves pumpkin for many reasons. Pumpkin not only taste great but rich with potassium, vitamin A and high beta-carotene. Pumpkin is an ancient vegetable that has been in Cambodia for thousands of years. In the ancient time, the villager’s medicine men took sun dried pumpkin and crushed in to medicine powder to treats headache, fever and other diseases. Today, the medical researchers has proven that pumpkin is indeed a natural medicine that can help fight cancer. Also prevent hardening arteries which main causes for stroke and heart attack, because pumpkin contains high beta-carotene.


1/2 lb (225 gram) of grounded pork
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 stalk green onion, minced
4 cups of water
2 lbs (900 gram) of pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cut bite sizes cubes

Directions to make Pumpkin and Pork Meat Balls Soup

  1. In a small bowl, mix grounded pork with fish sauce, salt, sugar, black pepper and green onion, makes small pork meatballs, when done set a side.
  2. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
  3. Drops pork meatballs in boiling water, cook till meat tender.
  4. Add pumpkin, cook till pumpkin tender.
  5. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  6. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it


Related: Zucchini Soup with Grounded Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 803

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏81g 29%
Cholesterol ‏151mg 50%
Total Fat ‏35g 45%
Saturated Fat ‏13g 65%
Dietary Fiber ‏27g 96%
Protein ‏51g 102%
Sodium ‏2207mg 96%
Sugars ‏37g 74%


30 min


30 min




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