How to Cook Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs Soup

Bitter gourd has an acquired taste. You either love or hate it. This soup is believed to have cooling effects so it's often cooked when the weather is hot. A popular soup among bitter gourd lovers.

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How to Cook Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs Soup Recipe
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To cook bitter gourd pork ribs soup, first wash and clean some meaty pork ribs.

To cook bitter gourd pork ribs soup, first wash and clean some meaty pork ribs.

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Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes to remove scum. This will ensure a clear soup.

Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes to remove scum. This will ensure a clear soup.

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Remove the pork ribs from the boiling water and set aside.

Remove the pork ribs from the boiling water and set aside.

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Wash well a medium size bitter gourd. It's best to choose those bitter gourd with wide pattern lines in between and are light pale green in colour as these won't be too bitter for the soup.

Wash well a medium size bitter gourd. It's best to choose those bitter gourd with wide pattern lines in between and are light pale green in colour as these won't be too bitter for the soup.

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Cut the bitter gourd in half lengthwise.

Cut the bitter gourd in half lengthwise.

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Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

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Then rub a small amount of salt on the bitter gourd.

Then rub a small amount of salt on the bitter gourd.

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Rinse off the salt with water.

Rinse off the salt with water.

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Cut the bitter gourd into large chunks.

Cut the bitter gourd into large chunks.

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Slice one of the large chunks into thin slices and set aside.

Slice one of the large chunks into thin slices and set aside.

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Cut a carrot into 1 inch thick rings, soaked wolfberries in water till fluffy and wash some pitted red dates.

Cut a carrot into 1 inch thick rings, soaked wolfberries in water till fluffy and wash some pitted red dates.

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Set aside the fluffy wolfberries and slices of bitter gourd for later use.

Set aside the fluffy wolfberries and slices of bitter gourd for later use.

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In a large soup pot, add in 2 litres of water. Bring to a boil. Then add blanched pork ribs, red dates, carrot and large bitter gourd chunks.

In a large soup pot, add in 2 litres of water. Bring to a boil. Then add blanched pork ribs, red dates, carrot and large bitter gourd chunks.

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When the water comes to a boil again, lower heat and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes.

When the water comes to a boil again, lower heat and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes.

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10 minutes before you turn off the flame, add the fluffy wolfberries and slices of bitter gourd. Lastly add salt to taste.

10 minutes before you turn off the flame, add the fluffy wolfberries and slices of bitter gourd. Lastly add salt to taste.

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And you're done! Serve the soup warm with steamed rice.  For more details on this nutritious soup  please access http://www.huangkitchen.com/bitter-gourd-pork-ribs-soup. SO ENJOY!

And you're done! Serve the soup warm with steamed rice. For more details on this nutritious soup please access www.huangkitchen.com/bitter-g…. SO ENJOY!

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