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This Thai minced pork cucumber soup is something that we came across while staying over at Khaolak for degassing purposes after a satisfying live-aboard diving trip at Similan Islands.

The soup was so good that when we came home, Haze and I tried to re-create the same dish at home, and I think she got it pretty close. Here’s the resulting soup that is somewhat healthy, simple to make, and may I say, quite delicious. :D

Thai Cucumber Soup with Minced Pork
Thai Minced Pork Cucumber Soup

Ingredients:

  • big fresh cucumber
  • fish sauce (or salt)
  • white pepper
  • minced meat (300 gram or enough for stuffing)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

ingredients are simple, we use fresh cucumber
ingredients are simple, we use fresh cucumber

Instructions:

  • While heating up 3 bowls of water, remove cucumber skin, cut in halves, then into bite size, remove the seeds
  • mix minced meat with generous amount of pepper, a teaspoon of fish sauce (or a dash of salt), and a teaspoon of sesame oil
  • apply minced meat on cucumber where the seeds used to be (you can 1/2 teaspoon of corn starch to make the mixture more sticky)
  • carefully put the cucumber into boiling water with meat side on top
  • boil for 15-20 minutes or until cucumber is soft
  • serve while hot

minced meat and cucumber is a great combination
minced meat and cucumber is a great combination

This soup usually comes with tong fun (glass noodle) so if you wanna add that, do go ahead. For even more flavorful soup base, feel free to add chicken/pork bones too.

Happy cooking!

Discuss : KY cooks – Thai Minced Pork Cucumber Soup

  1. Mellissa

    My mom makes a version with bittergourd! Super yummy!

    • Mellissa: yaaa that’s nice too! I love bitter gourd but can’t speak for everyone else. lol

  2. Hmm.. it reminds me of yong tau fu. Chili, bittergourd, egg plant are stuffed with meat! =D

  3. Homemade Yong Tau FU

  4. ooo, i’ve never seen this recipe before! i hope some thai restaurant in KL will read your post and copy the recipe to put on its menu! :D

  5. so interesting! i might try this out if i can get my hands on a cucumber like this. :D

  6. this is easy! and i love soup! will try this next time!

  7. foodcrazee

    dust a lil flour on the cucumber so the mince meat can stick. trick from yong tau foo bosses.

  8. heavenly! will give this a try. normally have it with the chinese gourd since I don’t eat cooked cucumbers. Perhaps this will be the one dish that will make me eat cooked cucumbers:D

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