Bitter Gourd Soup

Just a follow up on the earlier soup. Thought of it thru some comment that mention soup.

I had this a lot of times during my stint in Vietnam. Home cook stuff that I have always been missing.

You will need the following

Bittergourd - the same species used in the earlier post
Minced meat - VN uses pork but can be substitute with chicken.
Woodear - soaked, juliene
Coriander - chopped leaves and stems. Remove roots.
salt and pepper

You may add whatever you deemed right into the stuffing. Had tried adding some egg white as well.

Cut a gap in the gourd to remove the pith. Mixed all the indredient and stuff into the gourd. Pour cold water into a pot enuogh to cover the gourd and simmer for an hour. Season and served.

Easy ? Not really....especially when cutting the gourd to remove the pith. I had a hard time but its fun and tasty.

Absolutely delish, if you do like bitter gourd.

Chuckle !

Cheers !


Paz said...

I have to look for bitter gourd.

Sending good thoughts to you and your family,


fooDcrazEE said...

thanx Paz. Good luck in searching this species of bittergourd

The Phosgene Kid said...

I will have to try the soup recipe. I think I actually saw some of those gourds in a local market.

Puspha said...

Interesting recipe.

rokh said...

yumm i love bittergourd!

Primrose said...

Hmm...mum doesn't boil bittergourd soup this way. She puts the chicken in, puts the striped gourd, cubed tofu, tomatoes (any ingredients) and boil for an hour or so. Salt to taste. Yummy!

Eggy said...

Thanks for the recipe. My other half loves bitter gourd but I have no idea what to do with it. Now I do.

Gina said...

What a timely post! After everyone suffer from heatiness due to too much durians.. bitter guord soup can cool ppl now!

Glad to see you are fine, dude!

rokh said...

foodcrazee, oh yes i am still here, and have been checking your blog out. been reading more than posting :P glad you drop by!

KY said...

ooO, nice. i'm the biggest fan of bitter guord!

fooDcrazEE said...

try then and post it everyone.