Mock glass noodles soup 冬粉汤 with shark fin melon

Mock glass noodles soup 冬粉汤 with shark fin melon

A friend gave me a shark fin melon and I have been waiting to do something special with it besides just soup and tong sui.

I was chatting to a friend last week and she told me that she simply loves this melon and could I plan to plant a lot in my garden next year so she can have a few. Shockingly I have found out from her that these melons can be kept for a long long time even years!

Anyway she said some people treat them as noodles and so this light bulb moment was hatched. I want to turn this one into a nice bowl of mock glass noodles soup. I am happy it turned out quite well.

Next I would be using crab stock and even chicken with shredded chicken. The possibilities are endless.

Mock glass noodles soup 冬粉汤 with shark fin melon


  • Shark fin melon


  • Chicken stock + + +
  • Minced pork
  • Mushroom powder
  • Salt and pepper


  • Spring onions
  • Crispy shallots
  • Crispy garlic
  • Fish cakes/balls etc


  • Baked the shark fin melon in the oven. Mine is a small football sized so i baked for 40 minutes in 180C
  • Use 2 forks to shred the melon and remove the seeds. Set aside your 'glass noodles'
  • While the melon is baking make your stock. use anything you like really. I am using a combination of chicken stock and mushroom powder.
  • When all are ready, just assemble.
  • Marinate for mince pork – salt and pepper, sesame oil and a touch of ginger juice.


TIP – Just treat the shredded melon as glass noodles. So basically you can use any stock you like.  

TIP – To loosen your marinated meat onto your stock.

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