Bird's nest-winter melon

Bird's nest-winter melon


150g bird’s nest fibre, soaked until soft and stewed
3 kg winter melon
75g dried lotus seeds
113g chicken 
113g crab meat
38g ham
4 cups stock

Marinade :
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp caltrop starch
1 tbsp water


  1. Wash surface of winter melon, scoop out seeds and pith with a metal spoon. 
    Parboil in boiling water, remove, rinse and drain.

  2. Wash dried lotus seeds, soak until soft and seed. Slice half of the ham and shred the rest.

  3. Dice chicken, marinate and parboil.

  4. Put winter melon into a deep bowl. Add dried lotus seeds, ham slices and stock to the winter melon. Stew for 1 hour, add chicken, bird’s nest and crab meat and stew for 20 more minutes. Season with salt, dish up in stewing pot and sprinkle with ham shreds. Serve.


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