How to Make a Delicious Beef Ball and Winter Melon Soup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a different type of meatball in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute beef balls with other types of meatballs, but the flavor profile will change accordingly.

Q: How important is it to use “Tai Tai Le” chicken sauce?
A: “Tai Tai Le” chicken sauce adds a unique flavor, but you can replace it with another chicken or umami sauce if it’s not available.

Q: Is it necessary to stir-fry the winter melon before boiling?
A: Stir-frying winter melon before boiling enhances its flavor and texture, but it’s not mandatory. You can directly boil it for a simpler version.

Beef Ball and Winter Melon Soup


  • 6 beef balls
  • 500g winter melon
  • Appropriate amount of salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3ml Tai Tai Le chicken sauce
  • A sprinkle of chopped green onions
  1. Cut the winter melon and beef balls into appropriate sizes.
  2. Prepare the Tai Tai Le chicken sauce and chopped green onions.
  3. Heat oil in a pot and stir-fry the winter melon briefly.
  4. Add water, enough to cover the ingredients, then add the beef balls. Cover and cook on medium-high heat for about 6-7 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, add salt and Tai Tai Le chicken sauce.
  6. Stir well and then sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  7. Ready to serve with a rich and delicious flavor!
  • High in protein from beef balls
  • Low in calories and rich in water content from winter melon
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals
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