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Winter melon (white gourd) balls

It has been hot and humid lately. I long for some light dish/snacks to cheer me up in a hot summer day. Winter melon is commonly used for cooking in China. Although it’s a summer fruit, it’s commonly available at the end of the autumn or during the winter. I was surprised that I saw the local veggie shop was selling winter melon slices last week. Certainly, I had to get one. Some facts about winter melon: It is light and healthy. It’s very low in calories and sugar but high in fiber. It contains potassium and vitamin A, B and C, but no cholesterol. It helps with weight loss and swelling reduce. Typically, winter melon is used for making soup. I remember my mom also uses it to stirfry with pork mince. It has really light flavour (almost nothing in my opinion). The best way of cooking it is to cook with some ingredients that have stronger flavour, like pork meat. In this recipe, the cooked winter melon balls are marinated in orange juice over night. …