Winter Melon Soup (Tong Kua Tong) is a soothing and nutritious soup with cooling properties. Perfect on a warm day but just as comforting on a cool day. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com
Winter Melon Soup (Tung Kua Tong)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

Winter Melon Soup (Tong Kua Tong) is a soothing and nutritious soup with cooling properties. Perfect on a warm day but just as comforting on a cool day.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: winter melon soup
Servings: 4
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • 8 cups water (1.9 liters)
  • 1 roasted chicken carcass (trimmed and rinsed)
  • 12 dried red dates (rinse and soak for 15 minutes)
  • 1 lb winter melon (rind removed and cubed) (450g)
  • 2 tbsp goji berries
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring water in a large pot to a boil.
  2. Add chicken carcass, red dates, and winter melon to the pot. Cover and bring water back to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 1½ to 2 hours. Skim off any scum appearing on the surface.
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  3. Season with salt and add goji berries. Continue to boil for another 5 minutes. Turn off stove.
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  4. Serve warm in individual bowls.