Bitter melon 苦瓜 with fermented black bean 豆豉 and beef

Bitter melon with beef and fermented black bean

Bitter melon is an unusual vegetable with bumpy husk and a peculiar peppery taste.  Will you appreciate the humble and unique deliciousness it offers?


  • 1 bitter melon, approx 250g, cut in half, remove vain and seeds, sliced
  • 150g beef, sliced
  • 2 tsp of fermented black bean, crushed lightly
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • a few slices of ginger
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • white pepper, to taste
  • a little chili, seeds removed, sliced (optional)
Bitter melons
Bitter melon
Salted fermented black bean
Salted fermented black bean


See below for a quick video demonstration.

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