Kanako's Kitchen

Goya Champuru: Bitter Melon With Pork and Eggs

Posted in main dish, Recipe, today's meal by Kanako Noda on October 10, 2009

goyachampuruGoya (ゴーヤ – bitter melon) is among the bitterest of all vegetables. This delicious stir-fried main course marries the goya’s lovely bitterness with the texture of eggs and pork. You could add tofu, but here I prefer onions.

Goya champuru is a mainstay of the famous Okinawa Diet, arguably the  healthiest traditional diet on earth.

In Montreal, you can usually find goya at the inimatable Sami Fruit.


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Ingredients (for two):

Two pieces of Goya (bitter melon)
100 g. Pork
One teaspoon of Dashi
Two Eggs
One Onion
Salt
1/4 cup of water
A bit of cooking oil

Preparation:

  1. Cut off the goya’s ends and cut length-wise.
  2. Scoop out the goya’s seeds with a spoon. Slice the shells thinly. (1 cm. slices.)
  3. Sprinkle goya slices with a bit of salt.
  4. Wrap goya in plastic cling film and microwave on top power for 2 minutes. (This process mildens the bitterness of Goya.)
  5. Slice a little bit of pork (100 g.) as thin as you can.
  6. Slice onions into thin wedges.
  7. Crack open two eggs and homogenize gently with a fork. Try not to create foam.

Scoop out the goya's seeds with a spoon Slice the shells thinly Wrap goya in plastic cling film and microwave on top power for 2 minutes
Slice a little bit of pork Slice onions into thin wedges

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Cooking:

  1. Coat wok or large frying pan with a bit of cooking oil and set on medium high heat
  2. Stir fry the thin slices of pork for 1-2 minutes (until the color changes.)
  3. Add onions and stir fry another 2 minutes
  4. Add in the goya, and a little bit more salt, water and dashi
  5. Keep stirring
  6. When the water is absorbed, turn down heat to medium, then add eggs and keep stirring
  7. In 1-2 minutes (once the eggs are cooked – but not dry) you’re done!

Stir fry the thin slices of pork for 1-2 minutes Add onions and stir fry another 2 minutes Add in the goya

Add in a little bit more salt, water and dashi Add eggs and keep stirring You're done!

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Serve with soup and white rice.


For today’s lunch we had Goya champuru, wakame soup, white rice and Natto. (1soup-1dish)

served Goya Champuru

Itadakimasu!

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  1. arale79 said, on October 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hi Kanoko,
    Goya Champuru is one of my favourite dish as well 🙂

    • nodako said, on October 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm

      Hi, I also like this a lot. It’s really good!

  2. Jee of Singapore said, on December 6, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Thank you for your recipe. I made this today, and it turned out really delicious!


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