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Bitter Gourd with Minced Pork in Black Bean Sauce ( 苦瓜炒肉碎豆䜴 )

fragrant bitter gourd with minced pork black bean
Do you crave for home-cooked food whenever you are back from a trip? Well, I always do. After spending a week in Tokyo, I longed for some local cuisines like our homely Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd with Minced Pork in Black Bean Sauce ( 苦瓜炒肉碎豆䜴 ).

fuying mushroom olives recipe with bitter gourd
I have discovered an interesting ingredient recently, and adding that to this dish brings the hot favourite bitter gourd dish to a whole new level. These Preserved Olive Vegetable with Mushrooms and Black Beans are getting really popular of late, and are easily available in local supermarkets. They come in bottles that can be stored in the refrigerator, and are great with porridge on lazy days.

Well, what I did was I fried these Preserved Olives in Black Beans till crispy to go with my bitter gourd dish and they are a perfect combination! If you don’t take pork, simply replace it with Minced Chicken and they taste just as good! Let’s put on your apron and come with me into the kitchen!

stir fried fermented black beans with minced pork
1 Bitter Gourd
500g Minced Pork
2 tbsp Preserved Olive Vegetable with Mushrooms
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Sesame Oil
½ tsp Black Bean Paste
½ tsp Fermented Black Beans
½ cup Water
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Cornstarch
Cooking Oil for frying Preserved Olives

Marinade for Pork:
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
Pinch of Brown Bean Paste
1 tsp Corn Flour
Dash of Pepper

    soak bitter gourd in salt water reduce bitterness
  • Prepare bitter gourd, slice thinly and soak in salt water to reduce bitterness.
  • chinese cooking stir fried minced pork recipe
  • Marinate pork for about 15 minutes.
  • deep fry crispy fuying japanese mushroom olive
  • Heat oil and fry preserved olives till crispy. Drain and set aside. Dispose oil and clean wok if needed.
  • cooking minced pork with bitter melon
  • Heat oil and sauté garlic till fragrant. Stir fry pork till half cooked.
  • bitter gourd minced pork black bean paste recipe
  • Throw in bitter gourd and black bean paste. Add water and stir fry on high heat.
  • chinese cooking bitter gourd with fermented black beans
  • Add sesame oil, fermented black beans and mix evenly. Add cornstarch to thicken sauce.
  • olive vegetable with mushrooms bitter gourd recipe
  • Top with Crispy Preserved Olives, and serve your Fragrant Bitter Gourd with Minced Pork in Black Bean Sauce ( 苦瓜炒肉碎豆䜴 )!
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  1. wow looks delicious, thanks for recipe:)

  2. Always think of hometown food whenever travelling.

    I love bittergourd. Love this recipe.

  3. Looks so yummy :-) Thank you sharing this recipe :-)

  4. It looks quite good, Shirley! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  5. This recipe has me hungry. Have a great day.

  6. It looks delicious, Shirley. Thx for sharing with us. Beautiful presentation as well.

  7. So original recipe! Sounds really good! :)

  8. i used to hate the taste of bitter gourd when i was younger but i don't mind it as much now. this dish just reminds me of my mom's cooking. oh how i miss asia

  9. There's nothing better than the comfort of homecooking---especially delicious favorites like this dish!

  10. really good, sound very delish
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  11. Thanks. will try out the recipe tonight

  12. Hmmm I think you are making me hungry now hahaha

  13. Goodness me, now, this is what I call home cooked delish food.

  14. this pork recipe sounds delicious! I must try it.

  15. Aqui no Brasil a Maybelline também é bem popular! ;D

    Adorei a receita! Você sempre mostra comidas que são diferentes pra mim!

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

  16. Yum! Great combination of flavors and textures.

  17. Totally salivating over here, Shirley! My favourite kind of food. ^.^


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