Bitter Gourd In Two Flavours

Bitter gourds come in all sizes. They are often quite big. That’s why it makes sense to split the gourd and cook in two different flavours.

I have already mentioned how you could/should remove excessive bitterness from this vegetable on this page. Just fry it in oil a bit, then soak in hot water and drain. This will get rid of the excessive bitter taste.


The dish above was cooked in spicy bean sauce 辣豆瓣酱 with a few cubes of sugar. The dish below was fried with eggs and seasoned with a sachet of ginger sugar and salt. As the bitter gourd had already been fried in oil, I did not add anymore oil to either dish. Both taste wonderful. Even if your kids don’t like bitter gourd, they may like this.


Carrot Cake

Yes, it’s been a while and this is Singapore “carrot cake” or chye tau kway, our favourite breakfast. Not some vegan rubbish in an “influencer” vlog that claims it’s about Singapore food.

All this comes to you direct from my kitchen. No bullshit. You can tell from my tiny fanship that I’m no “influencer” of the foolish.

Is This Even Balinese?

Perhaps they don’t even deserve a mention, but for a video that already has more than 136k views, sharing it with my tiny group of fans here won’t make much difference.

Jade Raif and her less famous sister created a “Bali Food Vlog”, or so they claim.

The trouble with this vlog is so ridiculously obvious. There is absolutely nothing Balinese about the food that the sisters had in Bali! They could have had the same stuff in any upmarket resort in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines or even India. There is nothing authentically Balinese about the video – not even the beach workout. It’s a total insult to the Balinese people’s rich and exotic cuisine. Sadly, in an age that worships conspicuous consumption, substance doesn’t count.

In case you’re wondering what Balinese food is really like, take a look over here