Bitter melon 苦瓜 with beef, chili and oyster sauce

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I am a big fan of bitter melon for reasons unknown to myself. I was fascinated by it the day that my mum said eating bitter melon at Chinese New Year would bring ahead a year of hardship.

In restaurants, stir fry bitter melon is often cooked with black bean. I however like it with chili and oyster sauce so the melon preserves most of its bitterness.

Bitter melon with oyster sauce and chili

Recipe is as follow:

Ingredients

  • 1 bitter melon, approx 500g, cut in half, remove seeds, sliced
  • 150g stir fry beef (for example, topside)
  • 1 chili, remove seeds, sliced
  • 1/4 capsicum,  sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • slice of ginger, julienne
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs cooking wine
  • cooking oil

Method

In a frying pan, bring some cooking oil to medium heat, add garlic, ginger & chili, stir fry briefly; add beef, stir fry until the beef is mostly cooked; add bitter melon and sugar, stir fry briefly; add oyster sauce and sesame oil, stir fry for 1-2 minutes; add wine and capcicum,  stir, put a lid over the frying pan for 1-2 minutes or until the bitter melon is cooked to your liking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Bitter melon 苦瓜 with beef, chili and oyster sauce

    mylifeasishan said:
    May 29, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Looks great

    Like

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