Cut the chicken wings into joints. Peel
and discard the skin and seeds of the melon. Cut melon into bite-size
pieces. Slice scallions. Put the chicken with the scallion, water and
salt into a saucepan before bringing to the boil. Cover and simmer for 1
hour or until the liquid is reduced and well flavored. Add winter
melon, bring to the boil for one minute only. Add fish
sauce and pepper to taste. Serve
immediately, with rice if desired.