Bitter Gourd with Egg




150-200 grams bitter gourd (bitter melon)

2 eggs beaten

1 tsp fermented black beans rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork

1 tbsp cooking oil

3 cloves garlic minced

a small pinch of salt to taste


Cut bitter gourd to half (length-wise) and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Slice bitter gourd thinly.

Heat oil in wok and stir fry garlic and fermented black beans until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add bitter gourd slices and stir fry over high heat for about 2-3 minutes until almost cooked (turning slightly translucent).

Pour the beaten egg slowly over the bitter gourd slices. Stir fry until the egg is cooked and dry. Season to taste with salt.