Pumkin And Pork Soup (Sngor Lapov Sach Chrok)

Delicious pumpkin and pork soup is Khmer country food. Khmer loves pumpkin for many reasons. Pumpkin not only taste great but rich with potassium, vitamin A and high beta-carotene. Pumpkin is an ancient vegetable that has been in Cambodia for thousands of years. In the ancient time, the villager’s medicine men took sun dried pumpkin and crushed in to medicine powder to treats headache, fever and other diseases. Today, the medical researchers has proven that pumpkin is indeed a natural medicine that can help fight cancer.Also prevent hardening arteries which main causes for stroke and heart attack, because pumpkin contains high beta-carotene.

  • Ingredients :
    • ½ lb pork
    • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
    • ¼ Teaspoon salt
    • ½ Tablespoon sugar
    • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 Stalk green onion, minced
    • 4 Cups water
    • 1½-2 lbs Pumpkin, peeled,seeded and cut bite sizes cubes
    • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
    • ½ Tablespoon sugar
    • Dash of black pepper
    • 2 Stalks green onion,chopped
  • Procedures :
    In a small bowl, mix pork with fish sauce, salt, sugar, black pepper and green onion, makes small pork meat, when done set a side.
    Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
    Drops pork meat in boiling water, cook till meat tender.
    Add pumpkin, cook till pumpkin tender.
    Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
    Top with green onion.
    Serve hot with rice.
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