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Hairy Gourd with Dried Scallop Soup

Enjoy a simple Chinese soup of hairy gourd with dried scallop, stewed in chicken or pork broth with sweet Chinese red dates.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings :3 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 15 mins
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  • 300 g pork ribs or chicken
  • 1 hairy gourd, peeled, washed, seeds removed, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 3 dried scallops, large variety
  • 6 dried red dates, pitted and washed
  • Chicken stock or water
  • Seal salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to boil and parboil the pork ribs for a few minutes to remove scum and grit.  Discard the water, and wash well.
  • Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.  Pour in chicken stock or water until just enough to immerse all the ingredients. Cook on Auto or High setting for at least 4 hours.  If cooking in a deep pot, bring all the ingredients in stock or water to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer for at least 3 hours, or longer, or until meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. Season to taste. Serve hot or warm.
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