had nice spicy black beans bitter gourd at ye shanghai recently on 7.10.2015 & wanted to try it out. 🙂
i used lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce. 🙂
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
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!
i think it was really very good standard. 🙂
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.