A quick & easy option for a healthy weekday dinner.
Place the meat marinade ingredients into a bowl, and mix well to combine. Set aside.
While the meat marinates, peel the opo squash, and chop it into 1.5" pieces.
Pour the chicken broth and water into a medium stockpot, and heat on high to boil.
Gently drop the marinated meat by rounded teaspoons into the boiling broth.
Add the opo squash to the broth. Adjust the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
Add to the broth 5 tsp. fish sauce and 2.5 tsp. sugar. Stir gently. Cook for an additional 5 minutes so the opo squash becomes translucent. Remove from heat, and serve garnished with chopped cilantro and a fine dusting of pepper.