Ganbiart Kugua

Stir-Fried Bitter Melon With Fresh Mild Chillies

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Taste of China

By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

Most often used in soups and stir-fried dishes, bitter melon was originally deemed a medicine and was supposed to clear the blood. Eating it without blanching to reduce its bitterness one can well understand its reputation, especially with children. Like other edible medicines, it worked its way into the culinary repertory and is now a popular food item. The ones I sampled had just been harvested, fully grown but quite green. Even with blanching, the-meat retains its firm texture. Riper