Actually, I bought the bittergourd with the intention to prepare a Braised Bittergourd with Pork Ribs with Black Beans. Looking at the recipe, changed my mind because there are too many ingredients needed.
I remembered coming across this recipe shared by Cheah of No Frills Recipes quite long ago. I prepared this soup right away as I have all the ingredients in hand except for the fish balls which I omitted.
This is a lovely soup as commented by my hubby. We enjoyed it very much. The bittergourd slices are not bitter as expected. Thanks to Cheah for sharing this homey recipe.
I have slightly modified the recipe.
250 gm bittergourd - sliced
100 gm pork fillet - sliced
750 ml water
1 egg - lightly beaten
Salt to taste
- Wash and remove the seeds from the bittergourd, slice it up and mix in some salt. Set aside for 5 minutes, rinse and drain.
- Marinate pork slices with some salt, pepper, sesame oil and cornflour.
- Bring water to the boil in a soup pot. Add in marinated pork, cook for a minute or two. When the soup boils, add in bittergourd slices and seasoning to taste.
- Drizzle in lightly beaten egg. Bring to boil and serve hot.