Sautéed Bitter Gourd with Fermented Soy Beans 豆豉凉瓜

cover imageServes 2-4,

  • 1 (about 400g)                 bitter gourd凉瓜, thinly sliced, cut in 5cm in length
  • 2 tablespoons                  cooking oil
  • 3 cloves                             garlic, minced 蒜末
  • 1 tablespoon                   fermented soy beans, carefully washed and minced 豆豉,洗净切碎
  • 3-4                                     bird red chili, roughly chopped, 泰辣椒,切碎
  • 1 tablespoon                   light soy sauce生抽
  • 1 tablespoon                   Chinese cooking wine料酒
  • 1 teaspoon                       caster sugar白砂糖


  1. Cut the bitter gourd in half. Take one half, split it from the middle, use a spoon to remove the seeds and the white inner membrane. Sliced the cleaned gourd into strips in 5cm in length.cut
  2. Heat the 2 tablespoons cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add minced garlic, fried for 1 minute till fragrant, add gourd strips, stir fry for another 1 minute. Add fermented soy beans and chili and stir fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add cooking wine and light soy sauce, mix well with rest of the ingredients in the pan and stir fry for 1 minute. Lastly, add sugar in the frying pan and stir for 1 minute.stir fry
  4. Plate it and Serve.



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