Stuffed Bitter Melon in Lotus Soup Recipe

Stuffed Bitter Melon in Lotus Soup


  • 1 bitter melon gourd seeded, cut into 2-3" rings
  • Handful of vermicelli noodles soaked in cold water until soft
  • Handful of dried black fungus mushrooms soaked until reconstituted
  • 1 cup vegetarian meat substitute
  • Diced half onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Broth
  • Half of lotus root cut unto 1/2" slices
  • 50 oz vegetable broth
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 4" lemongrass stalk
  • 1 tsp canola oil

How to make Stuffed Bitter Melon in Lotus Soup

Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing and stuff them into the bitter melons. That's it, you're done with that part. For the broth, high-heat oil and toss in the garlic clove and lemongrass just to infuse flavors. Then add your broth, lotus root, and fish sauce. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and turn heat to medium. Carefully place your stuffed bitter melons in the broth, recover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

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