Chinese Melon Soup (Dong Gwah Jong)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Great summer soup. It sounds really weird, but it's so good. DH says absolutely not to leave out the watermelon because it really adds to the flavor of the broth (even though you put it in at the very end) and the broth is really fantastic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For fancy presentation - remove top of melon.
  2. Scoop out melon and seeds, reserving 3 cups melon balls.
  3. Scallop edge of melon.
  4. In a large pan, heat stock, bamboo, mushrooms, ham, chicken, ginger, sugar, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, half cover the pan, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Just before serving add reserved melon balls and pour soup into the melon shell.
  7. Sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I made this exactly as posted except I used slivered almonds instead of shredded. It was sooo yummy! A definate keeper. Thank you for posting.

forthefunofit April 23, 2007

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