Bittergourd or bitter melon is from cucurbitaceae or cucumber family... also known for its medicinal values too... for further information... check out on wikipedia.
From young... I would detest anything with 'bitter' taste... I don't like bittergourd and pomelos (it has a bitter aftertaste!!)...
My mom used to cook bittergourd as she loves anything bitter.... but I refused to even try it...
Mr H too... loves bittergourd and so is Mr H Jr..... My mom would cook Malay style: stir-fry with sweet soya sauce and pounded chillies, whilst Mr H would cook Chinese style (recipe as follows...).
Of late... I would try one or two slices... if its bitter... that's it...sayonara!! but I would still buy bittergourd if I see one... but its up to either Mr H or Mr H Jr to cook it... since I am not eating ..then I am not cooking.... :)
- 1 bittergourd - thinly sliced
- 2 garlics - chopped
- 2 eggs - lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoon canola oil
- salt and white pepper
- optional: chopped up chillies