Winter Melon Soup: Comfort, Simple & Clear #wintermelon
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Winter Melon Soup: Comfort, Simple & Clear #wintermelon



Among the many Cantonese-style soups of my Singaporean girlhood, the one I find myself craving once temperatures start heading south in fall is a simple one: Winter melon soup. This broth, dotted with cubes of soft winter melon and bits of mushroom and pork, isn't an elaborate or fussy soup -- it's what the Chinese call cheng, or clear. The flavor is subtle; the experience is all about warmth and comfort. So, when my Let's Lunch friends suggested doing a fall soup for November, I immediately

Among the many Cantonese-style soups of my Singaporean girlhood, the one I find myself craving once temperatures start heading south in fall is a simple one: Winter melon soup. This broth, dotted with cubes of soft winter melon and bits of mushroom and pork, isn't an elaborate or fussy soup -- it's what the Chinese call "cheng," or clear. The flavor is subtle; the experience is all about warmth and comfort. So, when my Let's Lunch friends suggested doing a fall soup for November, I immediately started badgering my mother for her recipe ... The recipe is simple, my mother...

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