Jolly Good Salted Egg Bittergourd on 23Aug2017

salted egg bittergourd

egg bittergourd with salted egg was my attempt to replicate the famous dish at zai shun. 

i would think it was pretty good.

i did this for the 7pax OPS buddies dinner on 23.8.2017.

one friend (FM) picked this as her no 1 dish. another (LCH) commented the bittergourd had zero bitter taste (which FM didn’t mind).

i agreed. for me also i think some bitter taste would be better. basically i cleaned, soaked in water for 1 day in the fridge, changed water many times. will do less next time.

i felt the salted egg flavours did not come out enough though. maybe the salted egg i used wasn’t a very good one.

nothing beats zai shun’s outstanding dish of course….

but my version is getting close, though may never quite reach that standard…

i did not add any fish sauce because of the salted egg, but after tasting, i added some oyster sauce. maybe i will add more oyster sauce next time.

c.h.e.f andy



  • 1 medium bittergourd juliened
  • 1 whole salted egg, boiled & chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 chili padi
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce


  1. julien 1 medium bittergourd. wash with salt & soak in water. change water several times.
  2. fry 1 cut chili padi & tbsp chopped garlic in 1tbsp oil. add the juliened bittergourd. add 1 chopped salted egg.
  3. over high fire, crack 2 eggs & allow the egg to cook before breaking up & mixing with the bittergourd. taste the dish & add some oyster sauce if required.

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