Ready : 30 mins [Prep : 10 mins † Cooking : 20 mins † Excluding Soaking Time]
Serve : 4 with other dishes
Generic : Boil/Simmer
Level : Easy
Idle : 20 mins Printable Recipe.
“Simple Healthy Tasty Soup”
This is another simple healthy way to prepare “Mao Guo (Fuzzy/Hairy Gourd). A soup dish which is great for young kids as you can simply treat this as a meal itself, because the Glass Noodles (Cellophane noodles) and the “Mao Guo” essentially makes it a soup noodles dish. Here is the earlier posting of “Stir-fry Mao Guo” – click here for the recipe. Nothing much to add except that; this is a pretty darn simple, healthy tasty soup. Here’s The Viand’s take on “Mao Guo Soup (Fuzzy/Hairy Gourd) with Glass Noodle“.
- Mao Guo (Fuzzy/Hairy Gourd or Melon) – peel (make sure all the green-skin are peel, could be tough), cut into quarters and sliced to abt 1cm thick. Sliced lean pork, sliced Ginger and Tung Choy. And the all important Glass noodles – soak for an hr or so (u do need the time, else U’ll end up with broken little pieces of Glass Noodles).
- Salt, Sugar, a pinch of White pepper, a dash of Sesame oil and Oyster Sauce. All to taste. *** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice/sauce – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!
- Step 1 : Start by sauteing the Ginger slices and some chopped Garlic till aromatic. Add in the sliced lean pork and saute till aromatic. Add in the sliced Mao Guo and saute a while more till aromatic.
- Step 2 : Add water, bring to boil, add in the Tung Choy, turn the heat to medium/low and simmer till Mao Guo soften – abt 20-mins. Add the soaked Glass Noodles, add Seasoning Ingredients. Turn the heat back up and bring to boil. Your pot of “Mao Guo Soup (Fuzzy/Hairy Gourd) with Glass Noodle” is ready !! Simple, healthy and delicious !!!
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