This soup dish was inspired by Joyce's post but I thought I remembered well her recipe. I was wrong, the basic ingredients like Hairy Melon and Dried Prawns are correct but not the seasoning. I totally forgotten that she uses fish sauce. So here is my version. Next time, I'll use fish sauce as seasoning to replace the salt and chicken stock.
1 hairy melon [about 500 gm] - peeled and cut into batons
1 tbsp dried shrimps - rinsed and soaked for 5 minutes [drain]
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt to taste
1/2 cube chicken stock
750 ml water
1/2 tbsp oil
- Heat oil in soup pot, saute garlic and dried prawns until aromatic. Add in pepper to fry followed by water.
- Bring to boil for several minutes until fragrant.
- Add in the hairy melon and seasoning to taste. Cook soup over high heat for several minutes until melon are translucent and cooked.
- Serve immediately with a sprinkle of some chopped spring onions.
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