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.