• Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients


I like serve this soup with rice.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 Bitter melon, cut into five equal piece, remove seeds
  • 5 pcs Fried tofu
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 250 gr Chicken mince
  • 600 ml Water
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 2 Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tbs Coriander powder
  • 2 tbs Corn flour
  • A pinch salt and pepper for taste


  1. Mix well in a bowl chicken mince, carrot, coriander powder, garlic, corn flour, salt and pepper. Filling each cut bitter melon with chicken mince mixture.
  2. Heat up water in a saucepan until boiled. Add bitter melon, tomato and a pinch of salt & pepper, cook until bitter melon tender about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add fried tofu and continue simmer for around 5 minutes. Soup ready to serve. Garnish with fresh coriander and fried shallot.

  • Wonder what bitter melon taste like in a soup. I used to put it in a blender as it is supposed to be very good for you.


  • Bitter melon……doesnt really sell this as a delicious recipe, hope it tastes better than it’s name


  • Bitter Melon?? Is it a special Melon or one that hasn’t ripened at all?? I don’t remember seeing any sold as bitter melon.


  • Your soup sound’s very interesting,thanks so much!


  • Absolutely love unique recipes and this melon soup is at the top of the list.


  • Now I just need to find some bitter melon.


  • Very different, looks sumptuous though.


  • yeah you could grow your own because this isn’t a main stream vegie


  • this is a great bitter melon dish!
    thanks for posting


  • A classic filipino dish. Yummy


  • never had bitter melon, looks tasty


  • I’ve never heard of bitter melon before I will have to keep an eye out for it when I’m out shopping.


  • this is certainly different, must try for sure


  • Wow! I’ve never heard of bitter melon! This sounds very interesting!


  • I have not used or seen bitter lemon before! I will have to look out for it.


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