Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 40 minutes
1 bitter melon
1 clove minced garlic
1 pinch ground pepper
1/2 cup ground pork
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Mushroom Soy Sauce
Tips and Techniques: Cut spare ribs can be
substituted for ground pork. If you do, cut bitter melon
into pieces 1" x 2". To make this vegetarian, just omit the
pork and add a teaspoon or so of fried garlic. This is a
dish that tastes good today and better tomorrow.
Cut both ends off from the bitter melon and slice
it into 3-4 sections. Scoop out the seeds and the white
fluff part. Be careful not to break the melon.
Mince garlic and mix it into the ground pork. Add
salt and black pepper. Mix well.
Stuff each section of the bitter melon with the
pork. Do not over-stuff the melon. The melon seems to
shrink more than the pork when it is all cooked.
Add 4-5 cup of water into a pot. Add the stuffed
bitter melon and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Let it
boil for half an hour. When the melon turns a little
yellowy green and soft, it is ready.
Serve hot with rice. This is a dish that tastes
good today and better tomorrow.