Winter Melon Soup

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Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

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Aromatics like garlic and spring onion (scallion) are not used in this soup, to allow the gentle, mellow flavours of the stock and melon to shine through. If you are unable to obtain Chinese dry-cured ham, which can be tricky to find sometimes, Spanish serrano ham or Italian parma ham make acceptable substitutes.


  • Pork ribs 300 g (11 oz)
  • Chicken carcass bones 500 g


  1. Blanch pork ribs and chicken bones in boiling water for 30 seconds, then drain well.
  2. Combine ribs, bones, ham and 2.5 litres (80 fl oz /