Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pork And Bitter Gourd

Last week I used a bitter gourd that was almost a foot long to cook this dish that Terri posted a while back. It was one of the first batch of fruits from a new plant, the lady who sold the veg told me and that was supposed to be good (does it make any difference? It sure did and I went back looking for more).
With this hugh bitter gourd, I used about 500g pork ribs. 2 heaped tablespoonful of sweet soybean paste and I didn't need to season with soy sauce or salt. I then added 2 big red chillies not so much for garnishing but for the taste which go so well with the bean paste.
I love everything about this dish, especially the cooking part, it is sooo easy. Even better is I can get it cooked earlier in the day and just warm it up to serve for dinner. It actually taste better that way too. Serve with rice and that, to me (lazy me) make a complete meal. Another one-pot meal! 

Love it so much that I cooked it again today when I managed to get another bitter gourd from this lady but this time I used some left over siew yoke (roast pork) instead of pork ribs. Much faster to cook (as the meat was ready-cooked) and so delicious too.

Jo

6 comments:

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

adding the red chili is a great idea! it perks up the dish tastewise n lookswise :D

Precious Pea said...

Yummzz...it tastes even better leaving it overnight as the bittergourd throughly absorb the flavour of the gravy.

Moodie Foodie said...

oooh...roast pork. what an idea! but yeah, u just reminded me how much i love bitter gourds. it's quite hard to come by here unless i go to a very chinese/asian market. i like it with anything...dunno what's the fuss about it being a bad-tasting veg. it tastes so goood!! i cook them with eggs, black bean sauce, in curries, sweet & sour, deep fried...*drools*

frank said...

Great great food!

I love them all. Pork, goes without saying...in fact, i'm eating BKT while typing this post :)

Funny how it worked out, as a child, I detested bitter gourds. I said I'd ban it as soon as I grew up.

Now that I'm older than dirt, I love this stuff, funny how that turned out.

My mother would have the last laugh after all :)

squall said...

look yummy...i like bitter gourd very much...

a feast, everyday said...

Hi everyone tq and wow, so many bittergourd lovers...