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.