I got this sudden crave for a special dish of my mum. I immediately went off to buy the ingredients for the dish ~ Steamed Stuffed Bitter Gourd.
Firstly, i cut the bitter gourd transversely into segments about 2 cm thick. The seeds were dug out and cleansed properly.
To some, the bitter gourd might be a bit too bitter. To reduce the bitterness, just pop them into boiling water and allow to boil until the gourd turned soft. If one preferred it to be more bitter, this step can be omitted. I love the bitter taste but my wife and mother-in-law were otherwise.
At the mean time, prepare the stuff. Mince the meat of your preference, and add in some carrots, water chest nuts (or sengkuang), spring onion, a bit of corn flour and an egg. Add in some salt for taste too.
Mix the ingredient well and stuff them into the hallow of the segments. At the mean time, bring the water to boil.
Steam the bitter gourd for about 10 mintues, then pour in eggs beaten together with water at the ratio of 1:1.
Steam another 3 minutes and tadaaaa..........
Suddenly i miss my mum and dad. Got to call them, after finishing the bitter gourd :-P