Home Cooking


how to cook ku gua (chinese bitter melon)?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 4

how to cook ku gua (chinese bitter melon)?

AH | Nov 6, 2005 02:41 PM

I saw it at the shop this morning and bought it. Unfortunately the last time I cooked it was sometime in the late 1990s and I've forgotten what I did. All I remember is I need to slice it, salt it, and let it sit for about 1/2 an hour to draw out some of the bitterness.

Can anyone give me more info? First, is what I just said even right? Second, what's an easy way to cook it at home? Seems like in restaurants it is usually cooked w/either pork or beef but I can't think of what else. More importantly, what sauces would you add?

Thanks! I have been salivating hungrily ever since I bought the ku gua 5 hours ago. I can't wait to devour it later.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound