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Pork and Bitter Melon Soup

Soups and Congees

Pork and Bitter Melon Soup
3 slices fresh ginger, slivered
½ pound boneless and skinless pork fillet, cut into thin strips
1 dark green bitter melon, peeled, cut in half, seeds discarded, remaining flesh slivered
2 quarts pork, chicken, or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons thin soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon coarse salt
3 small eggs

1. Put prepared ginger, pork, bitter melon, and stock in a soup pot, bring to the boil, and quickly reduce the heat to a simmer for ten minutes.
2. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, and salt, and then simmer ten more minutes before turning off the heat.
3. Break each egg into the soup mixture and cover the pot for five minutes, then mix vigorously, and serve in individual pre-heated soup bowls.

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