Serves 4


700g Wintermelon , cut into large cubes
1.5 litres Ikan Bilis Stock
5 slices of Ginger
200g Minced Pork , or chicken
1/2 tsp Light Soy Sauce
1/2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce , for marinade
1/2 tbspn Corn Starch , for marinade
1/2 tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine , for marinade
1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil , for marinade
A pinch of White Pepper

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1 Marinade the pork. Shape into individual meat ball, each about 1 tablespoon in size. Set aside.
2 Trim and discard the skin and inner seeds of winter melon. Cut winter melon flesh into large cubes.
3 Place wintermelon cubes, and ginger in a soup pot with the ikan bilis stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes.
4 Season with salt and light soy sauce if needed.
6 When ready to serve, bring stock to a simmer again, then add pork balls, one at a time, making sure they don’t stick to one another. Cook for about 3 minutes.
7 Serve hot with a sprinkle of pepper with rice or rice vermicelli.

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