Chinese Winter Melon Soup will warm you up in the winter and cool you off in the summer. Uses traditional Chinese ingredients like honey dates, ginger and dried Chinese mandarin peel. SEE OUR CHINESE COOKING ACCESSORY GUIDE: For woks, sauces, ingredients, gadgets, cookbooks and equipment to improve your Chinese cooking. Disclaimer: This description contains affiliate links, so I’ll receive a small commission. It’s at no cost to you. Thanks for your support. Recipe is below: Winter Melon Soup With Pork Hock 4 to 5 cups winter melon 1 pork hock 5 honey dates 1/2 cup Chinese south almonds 1 1/2 dried Chinese mandarin peel 2 pieces ginger (thumb size) 10 or more cups water 2 teaspoon salt Cut pork hock into 4 to 5 pieces. Parboil for 5 to 10 minutes to remove some of the impurities and dirt. Briefly soak the Chinese honey dates, Chinese south almonds, ginger and dried Chinese mandarin orange. Wash the winter melon in cold water. Cut out seeds in the center. Cut melon into large chunks. Put 10 to 12 cups water in a cooking pot. Put heat on high. Put in all the pre-soaked ingredients. Put in pork hock and winter melon. When the soup stock starts to boil, turn heat down to low to medium. Simmer soup stock for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add salt and stir in just before serving. You can take out the pork hock and make another dish or you can serve some of the pork hock in the soup. Be serve to have some rice ready. I like to eat this soup with rice. Enjoy! .