Tell your mom…

My girl saw somebody’s photos of this dish…

…on Instagram so she told her mum to give it a try since that somebody did include the recipe as well.

Usually, we would either have bitter gourd fried with salted egg

…or cooked in an omelette

…and yes, we do get bitter gourd stuffed with fish paste in yong tofu

…or we stuff it with minced meat and either have it steamed (some with black beans added) or cook it as a soup.

We had it once here with tau cheo/fermented beans…

…and all those prawns, sotong (squid) and chicken and it was really very nice.

There are a few places in town where they serve bitter gourd bihun, soup

…and yes, I do enjoy that sometimes for a change.

Anyway, going back to this one that we had that day, if you look closely, there were some carrot, black fungus and tang hoon (glass noodles) in the minced meat stuffing…

…and yes, we really liked the taste.

I absolutely loved the delightful clear soup with the pork bone stock plus the minced meat in the filling and there was a hint of the bitterness of the bitter gourd…

The vegetable, however, was a tad too bitter but we were fine with it.

This certainly is a recipe to keep!