Ask me how this soup got its name, sorry to dissapoint, my answer is I don't know. For those of you who know, please give me some feedback. Frankly speaking, some use watermelon skin for this delicacy but as for me, I grew up drinking this soup made from wintermelon. 1.5 litres filtered water 500 gm wintermelon (discard skin, cut into chunks) Ingredients to be pounded in a mortar 5 chili padi (discard seeds) 2 large red chili (discard seeds) 3 shallots (discard skin) 1 Tbsp belacan (toasted) 5 white peppercorns (crushed) 120 gm dried shrimps (soaked in water for 5 minutes and drained) - hae bee sea salt to taste
- Bring water to boil in a soup pot.
- Put in all the pounded ingredients and boil for 15 minutes.
- Throw in the wintermelon chunks and boil for another 10 minutes then bring to simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.
- Add sea salt to taste.
- Soup ready to be served.