• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1 (about 2kg) winter melon, washed
  • 2 whole kampung chicken legs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100g jin hua ham, sliced
  • 5 red dates, seeded
  • 1 tbsp kei chi
  • 2 slices tong kwai
  • 5g tong sum, sliced
  • Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine


  1. Slice off the stem end of the winter melon to form a lid. Scoop out seeds and pith. Rinse the melon with boiling water.
  2. Blanch chicken and ham with boiling water. Drain well. Put all ingredients into the winter melon. Stand the melon on a plate to hold it steady and upright.
  3. Pour in 1 cup of chicken stock. Cover with lid and steam over gentle boiling water for about an hour.
  4. Add seasoning to taste and serve the soup immediately.

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