Q: Can I use a different type of sauce instead of the braising sauce packet?
A: Yes, you can substitute with a homemade mix of soy sauce, sugar, and a bit of oyster sauce for a similar flavor profile.
Q: Is it necessary to fry the winter melon before braising?
A: Frying the winter melon first helps to create a slightly crispy texture on the outside, enhancing the overall dish. However, you can skip this step if you prefer a softer texture.
Q: How long should I braise the winter melon?
A: Braising for about 5 minutes after adding the braising sauce and water is sufficient. Adjust the time based on the desired tenderness of the winter melon.
Braised Winter Melon
- 400g Winter Melon
- Ginger, to taste
- Garlic, to taste
- Red Pepper, to taste
- 1 Green Onion
- 1 packet Braising Sauce
- Cut the winter melon into mahjong tile-sized cubes and score the pieces.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry the winter melon until the surface turns golden brown.
- Add a packet of braising sauce and a small amount of water, then braise for 5 minutes.
- Low in calories
- Rich in water content
- Contains vitamins and minerals