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Bitter Melon

True to its name, bitter melon is bitter in flavor and used in Cantonese cooking

The bitter melon has a distinctive warty texture, oblong shape and is light green in color True to its name, bitter melon is bitter in flavor and is often blanched or salted before use to reduce its bitter quality. Bitter melon is used in Cantonese cooking often stir-fried, stuffed and fried, or braised. It is also curried (Indian), pickled (Ceylonese), and used in salads (Indonesian).

Languages
  • English
    bitter cucumber, bitter gourd
  • Chinese
    mo gwa, foo gwa
  • Indonesian
    pare, peria
  • Filipino
    ampalaya
  • Indian
    karela

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