Bitter Melon Soup with Corn and Pork Meatballs
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 6 bowls
  • 2 fresh bitter melons, halved (with skin), de-seeded, and sliced
  • 2 fresh corn, quartered
  • 20 fresh ginkgo biloba
  • 1 pound of fresh ground pork
  • half fresh onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • your own spices
  • 2 L of water
  1. Boil your soup water
  2. Wash and cut the corn and throw into the soup water
  3. Wash and cut up the bitter melon (de-seed and keep on the skin) and add with the ginkgo biloba to your soup
  4. in a separate bowl, mix in the diced onions, spices and 1 egg until the pork fat becomes stringy and quite sticky
  5. Roll into bite-sized meatballs
  6. When the soup water boils, drop in the meatballs one at a time, ensuring that the water is still boiling (this ensures the meatballs cook immediately when they hit the water and stays together)
  7. Boil on high for 30 minutes
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by The Chinese Soup Lady & Chinese Soup Recipes at