Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry with Egg (Bitter Gourd)

Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry with Egg

Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry


One thing I love about Asian Food is their simple yet tasty vegetarian prepearations.

Granted, the vegetarian dishes may have added non veg items incorporated like dried shrimp, anchovies or egg to name a few.  The stir frys are especially awesome! Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry is one such dish. The dish is so tasty! You need to use the larger variety of Bitter melons- the smoother, brighter green jumbo ones.


Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry


  • 1 jumbo asian Bittermelon
  • 2 long mild dry chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Asian Rice Vinegar OR Balsamic if you cant find rice vinegar.
  • 1 egg, beaten with a little salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Oil


  • Rinse the bitter melon. Slice vertically, lengthwise into 2 sections. Remove the spongy portion that contains the seeds.
  • Cut into thin slices.

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  • Place the slices in a colander and lightly sprinkle with salt.

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  • Allow the excess water to drain for 15 minutes.

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  • Crush the garlic with with dried chillies using a pestle and mortar.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add the crushed garlic and stir fry for a few seconds till aromatic.
  • Add the bitter melon and toss well on high heat. Add the soy sauce and Rice vingear.
  • Toss till the melon is tender.
  • Add the lightly beaten egg and toss till the egg is scrambled.
  • Allow this dish to rest for a while before serving.

Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Try and let us know – Asian Bitter Melon Stir Fry.

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