Winter Melon Soup with Dried Cuttlefish


600g spareribs, chopped
400g winter melon, remove the skin and cut into sizeable pieces
1 small-sized dried cuttlefish, cleaned and cut into pieces
4 – 5 red dates, seeded
2 dried scallops
2 litres water
Salt to taste


Bring water to a boil. Add in spareribs, cuttlefish, dates and scallops. Bring to a boil.

Put in winter melon and boil. Reduce heat once it has come to a boil. Simmer for 1–1½ hours until meat is tender and soup has the beautiful aroma of the cuttlefish. Season to taste.

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