Chinese Sweet Bitter Melon Recipe

Sweet Bitter Melon 


3 bitter melons

A handful of dried mustard cabbage (fu cai)

1 slice ginger


½ tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp MSG (optional)

1 tsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 tbsp sesame oil


Rinse the bitter melons and cut into big pieces (do not remove the core). Deep-fry over low heat for 5 minutes until golden brown; remove and drain.

Chop the cabbage. Crush the ginger. Heat the wok; add 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp cooking oil; stir fry the cabbage and ginger lightly.

Add the bitter melon and ‘A’, and cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to 1/3, then stir over high heat for a few seconds; remove and serve.

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