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How to Cook Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps?

Winter melon soup with dried shrimps is a simple and delicious home style of cooking. It involves cooking a delicate winter melon with tasty dried shrimps. It is very suitable for pregnant women. The winter melon is full of water and counteracts the summer heat. The dried shrimps are a good source of calcium for pregnant women.

Winter Melon Soup with Dried Shrimps


300g winter melon, 15g dried shrimps, 2g chives

Seasonings: 15g cooked lard, 5g sesame oil, 4g salt, and 2g monosodium glutamate

Note: The amount of the seasonings listed above can be adjusted according to personal taste.


  • Clean the dried shrimps and soak them for 5 minutes with hot water. If there are any big ones, dice them into smaller pieces.
  • Peel the winter melon and dice it into pieces.
  • Clean and dice the chives into small pieces.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Pour some water and the cooked lard into a pot. Boil the water.
  • Add the winter melon, dried shrimps and salt into the pot. Boil them for about 8 minutes. Add and mix the chives and monosodium glutamate evenly. Pour the sesame oil into the pot.
  • The winter melon soup with dried shrimps is ready. Serve it into a soup bowl.