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Winter Melon Meatball Soup

Winter Melon Meatball Soup


"This soup is very warming. I love to make this during the winter months when it's chilly outside."
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50 m servings 173 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1111 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Sprinkle pork with cornstarch, cilantro, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and ginger. Mix eggs into pork until completely incorporated and the mixture becomes sticky.
  2. Combine water, winter melon, ginger, salt, and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, form 1 teaspoon-sized meatballs out of the pork mixture. Gently drop meatballs into simmering soup; simmer 8 to 10 minutes more until meatballs have cooked.

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Most helpful positive review

I enjoyed this winter soup but the second time I made some adjustments: Used 1 egg as found the meatballs didn't stick together well. I also added chopped water chestnuts to the meatball mixture...

Most helpful critical review

only good if you like ginger...we ended up not finishing it because the ginger was overwhelming

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I enjoyed this winter soup but the second time I made some adjustments: Used 1 egg as found the meatballs didn't stick together well. I also added chopped water chestnuts to the meatball mixture...

My first attempt at cooking with bitter melon! The soup is very good - I used lean ground pork and only 1 egg in the meatballs, and followed the suggestions of others and added sliced rehydrated...

I've been trying to find a winter melon soup recipe like mom makes and this one is very good. Thanks for sharing! The broth is missing some complexity of flavour however, and I'm not sure what...

I was a little surprised when I came home with my winter melon from the Asian market. I opened it up in the morning, expecting a melon, but instead got this. So thinking of what I would do with ...

I am from Japan and we have different ways of cooking Winter Melons. However, being in the US, I decided to try this Chinese version. I changed the recipe slightly by substituting the cilantro ...

Thanks for bringing back memories of my parents cooking this when I was growing up! I used Chinese turnip instead of winter melon (couldn't find any at the store this week). I halved the meatb...

I didnt like the sweetness and i used only 1/2 the sugar called for in the meatballs. I will make it again but i think i will omit the sugar all together and use only egg whites in the meatballs.

Very good soup. I've made it for my in-laws and they enjoyed it. I had to change a few items. I only use 1 egg because with 2 eggs the pork mixture became runny and the meatballs fell apa...

Being the typical American, I find most Chinese soups a bit bland, however this one was quite good. It's a traditional Chinese soup and the taste was great and the meatballs were excellent. Ther...