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Egg drop bittergourd soup


Egg drop bittergourd soup  ......... this is one soup that I like to whip up as I find it very versatile.  It goes well with white rice or just add on some bihun or mee sua for a light and refreshing quick meal!







Quick and simple soup with meat, fish, poultry and veggie, all in one!

Ingredients
  • 250 gm chicken frame to make stock
  • 250 gm bittergourd, sliced
  • 100 gm pork/chicken fillet, sliced
  • 10 or more fish balls
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame oil
  • Dash of pepper
Preparation
  1. Bring to the boil 4 cups of water, once boiling, add in the washed and cleaned chicken frame.  Cover and let it simmer for about 30 mins.
  2. Wash and remove the seeds from the bittergourd, slice it up and mix in some salt.  Set aside.
  3. Season the meat with some salt, pepper and sesame oil, set aside.
  4. Remove the chicken bones, add in the seasoned meat and let it cook for a while.
  5. Squeeze out the water from the sliced bittergourd, rinse and add into the soup.
  6. Add in the fish balls and lightly beaten egg.  Give it a quick stir.
  7. Add salt to taste and serve hot.

Comments

  1. refreshing soup for the humid weather!

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  2. I like bittergourd more and more but have not had it in egg drop soup yet...looks comforting!

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  3. This is one of my favorite soup because I love bitter gourd and it is to easy to prepare. Looks so delicious!

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  4. Love the idea of cooking egg drop bitter gourd soup...great soup !

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  5. AM not a fan of bittergourd but love egg drop is the soup :) they bring amazing texture to the soups right?

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  6. hi cheah, i also notice nowadays a lot of hawkers selling seafood noodles also add bittergourd into it..i like that.

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  7. I love bitter gourd...so good for health. I like it fried or in soup. Yours looks very delicious. I can eat a big bowl :D

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  8. This is fabulous for our hot and humid weather in summer!

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  9. One of the must-have in the humid summer!

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  10. Thanks for sharing - gives me another option of what to do with bitter gourd. It looks light and refreshing.

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  11. I enjoy bittergourd and of course in a egg-drop soup like this :)

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  12. Great soup. Simple yet appetizing!!! Thanks for this great idea. :)

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  13. Gosh, I've missed out replying to all the encouraging comments on this post. A great thank you to all of you. My apologies!

    Belly Good Cooking
    Thnks for dropping by and steer me back to this post to reply to all those kind comments.

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