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August 15, 2011

Bitter Melon

by tina

I consume bitter melon mainly because of its health benefits. I was taught to not be a picky eater and was forced to eat so much of this stuff when I was young… and surprisingly, I don’t actually dislike this stuff now.


  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/8 cup dried anchovies
  • 1 bitter melon (small to medium sized)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt

Cut the bitter melon into 1 or 2 cross sections pieces and clean out the inside with a dull knife or butter knife.  Then, cut into thin slices.

Heat the pan on high. Place about 1 tablespoon oil in. When the oil is warm, put the garlic and stir.  Put the anchovies in and contiue stirring for another 30 secs. Place the bitter melon in, add the water. Cover the lid for a little bit. Add a few dashes of salt and stir/mix for about 3 minutes. Feel free to taste it. Some people like bitter melon crunchier (more raw), and some like it a little softer (more cooked).

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