Stir fry Bitter Melon with Pork

January 6, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Stir fry Bitter Melon with Pork

Stir-Fry Bitter Melon with Pork presents a delicious and surprising culinary experience, bringing together the distinct flavors of bitter melon, ground pork, and a few additional ingredients. This quick, tasty, and healthy dish showcases a beautiful simplicity that may catch you off guard, considering the reputation of bitter melon. The recipe uses easily accessible ingredients to create a dish that not only surprises with its rich flavor but also provides a balance of textures and tastes.

To craft this delightful stir-fry, a big bitter melon is thinly sliced and combined with ground pork and an egg, forming a harmonious blend. The cooking process begins with garlic sizzling in a non-stick frying pan until brown, followed by the addition of ground pork, which is cooked until almost done. The egg is then added and scrambled, incorporating it into the pork mixture. Bitter melon is introduced and cooked with water to achieve a softened texture.

The seasoning of the Stir-Fry Bitter Melon with Pork includes fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar, providing a symphony of savory and sweet notes. The addition of black pepper adds a subtle kick, enhancing the overall flavor profile. The heat is turned off, allowing for final adjustments to the dish’s taste. The resulting stir-fry, with its tender bitter melon and savory pork, is best enjoyed served with rice, making it a satisfying and complete meal.

This recipe not only challenges the perception of bitter melon but also highlights the culinary ingenuity of creating a delightful dish from seemingly contrasting ingredients. The Stir-Fry Bitter Melon with Pork is a testament to the versatility of bitter melon and its potential to contribute to a savory and enjoyable dining experience. Delight in the surprising simplicity and rich flavors of this quick and healthy stir-fry.


1 big bitter Melon slice thin
4 oz of ground pork
1 egg
1 tablespoon of sugar (this recipe can use up to 1 tablespoon of sugar)
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
2 tablespoon of oyster sauce
1/3 cup of water as need to soften the bitter melon
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 tablespoon of black pepper or less up to you

Directions to make Stir fry Bitter Melon with Pork

  1. In a none stick fry pan add 2 tablespoon of oil until hot
  2. Then Add garlic stir fry until brown
  3. Add ground pork cook until almost done push to the side
  4. Now add egg and scramble it cook till done mix with ground pork
  5. Add bitter melon to the fry pan and mix well, add water cook for few minutes until melon is soft
  6. Now add fish sauce, soy, oyster, and sugar, stir fry it until the melon is tender sprinkle black pepper on it.
  7. Turn the heat off; adjust the flavor to your taste.

Serve with rice

Thank you and enjoy it.

Related Recipe: Stir Fry Cucumber with Pork

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 410

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏44g 16%
Cholesterol ‏246mg 82%
Total Fat ‏9g 12%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏43g 86%
Sodium ‏2656mg 115%
Sugars ‏15g 30%


30 min


30 min




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