Chinese Old Melon Soup

Chinese Old Melon Soup


  • 1 melon (large old, remove seeds and cut into big pieces)
  • 2 cups pork ribs (generous of lean, cut into big pieces)
  • 5 dates
  • 5 dried scallops
  • 1 teaspoon goji berries
  • 2 liters water (or more)
  • dried oysters
  • dried cuttlefish


  1. Boil a small pot of water and put in pork ribs for 2 mins. Drain and set aside.
  2. Use a 6L dutch oven and put in pork ribs, old melon, red dates and dried scallops. I also added a few pieces of dried cuttlefish and a very tiny piece of salted fish, so no salt is needed. Add water... lots of it and bring soup to a boil and simmer over small flame for 2 hours. Done!
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