Spicy Black Beans Bittergourd

#12 spicy black beans bittergourd

spicy black beans bitter gourd

had nice spicy black beans bitter gourd at ye shanghai recently on 7.10.2015 & wanted to try it out. 🙂

this i did as one of the 15 teochew muay dishes for my RI friends on 28.10.2015. ^^

lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce

lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce

i used lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce. 🙂

spicy black beans bittergourd

spicy black beans bitter gourd

first time i am doing the dish. luckily it is really easy to do-

cut one large bitter gourd into 1/2′ by 2″ pieces & soak in water for 4hrs (i added 1 tsp salt). rinse thoroughly in slow running water to remove some of the bitterness

add 2 cloves chopped garlic, 1/2 cut chilli padi & 1 – 2 tbsp spicy black bean sauce (to taste) & stir-fry till fragrant

add bitter gourd & stir-fry to coat & infused it with the tasty sauce

add 1.5cups stock, cover & reduce

spicy black beans bittergourd2

spicy black beans bitter gourd

the bitter gourd turned out to be very tasty! ^^

very important to reduce.

it made the black bean sauce combined with bitter gourd flavour more intense!

spicy black beans bittergourd

spicy black beans bitter gourd

i think it was really very good standard. 🙂

spicy black beans bittergourd4

spicy black beans bitter gourd

tasty, very slight bitter taste enhanced by the slight salty & spicy black bean sauce.

& it was so easy to make, and cheap – 1 large bitter gourd cost just about S$1.50. & yet it delivers such a wonderful mildly bitter & very intense flavourful dish.

c.h.e.f andy

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2 thoughts on “Spicy Black Beans Bittergourd

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