Stuffed Bitter Gourd Soup (Canh Khổ Qua Nhồi Thịt)
Recipe for Stuffed Bitter Gourd Soup (Canh Khổ Qua Nhồi Thịt) with pork. The soup is lightly bitter and the meat is tasty.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Servings Prep Time
8servings 15minutes
Cook Time
25minutes
Ingredients
For the fillings
For the soup
Instructions
  1. Cut off two ends of bitter gourds. Cut into 2-3 inches long. Use a small spoon to remove seeds.
  2. Soak mung bean noodles in cool water and dried black fungus in hot water for 10 minutes. Rinse and drain well. Cut the noodle into 1 inch and black fungus into thin strips.


  3. In a mixing bowl, combine all the “Filling ingredients” and minced green onion’s white part. Mix well. (The more you mix, the more chewy texture you get.)
  4. Stuff bitter gourd with the filling. Any left over filling, we round it into small balls. Set aside.
  5. Bring water to a boil on medium heat. Season with all the “Soup ingredients.” Place in the stuffed bitter gourds and meat balls. Cover and cook for 25 minutes or until just tender.
  6. Ladle the soup into a bowl. Garnish with chopped green onions and cilantro. Sprinkle with ground pepper. Served with white rice or alone. Enjoy!