Winter Melon Soup​ with Pork

October 18, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Winter Melon Soup​ with Pork

Winter Melon Soup with Pork is a delightful and straightforward dish that combines winter melon with grounded pork and shrimp to create a flavorful soup. The recipe is both delicious and easy to prepare, making it suitable for home cooking. The main ingredients include grounded pork, shrimp, fish sauce, black pepper, minced green onion, water, and winter melon, already peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes.

To begin the cooking process, a small bowl is used to mix the grounded pork, grounded shrimp, fish sauce, black pepper, and green onion. This mixture is then set aside for later use. In a soup pot, water is brought to a boil, and small portions of the prepared grounded meat are scooped with a spoon and dropped into the boiling water. The meat is cooked until tender.

Once the meat reaches the desired tenderness, the winter melon cubes are added to the pot, cooking until the winter melon is tender. The soup is then seasoned with additional fish sauce, sugar, and salt, enhancing the overall flavor profile. The dish is completed with a garnish of chopped green onions, providing both visual appeal and added freshness.

Winter Melon Soup with Pork is best served hot and pairs well with rice. Its simplicity and delightful combination of ingredients make it a versatile and satisfying option for a comforting Khmer meal at home.


1/2 lb ( 225 gram) of Grounded pork
1/2 lb (225 gram) of shrimp, shelled, de-veined and grounded
1 teaspoon of fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 stalk green onion, minced
4 cups of water
4 cups of already peeled, seeded and cut into cubes winter melon , aprox 900 gram
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 stalks green onion, chopped

Directions to make Winter Melon Soup​ with Pork

  1. In a small bowl, mix grounded pork, grounded shrimp,fish sauce, black pepper and onion together, set a side.
  2. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
  3. Scoops prepared grounded meat with a spoon, drops meat in boiling water, continue till meat gone, cook till meat tender.
  4. Add winter melon, cook till winter melon tender.
  5. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and salt.
  6. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Malabar Spinach Soup with Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 500

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏34g 12%
Cholesterol ‏314mg 105%
Total Fat ‏19g 24%
Saturated Fat ‏7g 35%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏49g 98%
Sodium ‏1236mg 54%
Sugars ‏31g 62%


30 min


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