Bitter gourd with salted duck eggs

I had this dish from Teik Seng and it is delicious. Though I have not tried cooking it, I think I can roughly guessed how it is done. I will try it out soon but meantime, here’s a pic and my estimated recipe:


Ingredients :

Bitter gourd – seeds removed, slice thinly and rub with a bit of salt and leave to stand for a minute to remove the bitterness

Minced pork and prawns

Salted egg – Cracked, break the hard yellow/orange yolk and keep the transparent egg white


Method : Stir fry the garlic with some oil. Add the minced pork and prawns and break it up. Add the bitter gourd and the eggs. The salted egg should be enough to flavour the dish. The end result should be a mushy dish with lots of eggs. If it is not, then, add one more fresh chicken egg to it.

If you tried this dish before, please tell me if my guess is correct.

Post Author: lilian

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5 thoughts on “Bitter gourd with salted duck eggs


    (March 27, 2007 - 5:23 pm)

    It sounds about right although the version I ate wasn’t so luxurious with minced pork and prawns! 🙂 It was just bitter gourd with salt egg and a few dried shrimp. I love this! Was hoping to eat it again when I went to Lumut (where I last ate it) but was served instead a bizzare dish of bitter gourd DEEPFRIED in a salt egg batter!


    (March 29, 2007 - 2:51 am)

    Kak lilian,
    I was thinking about trying new ways to cook bitter gourd, so thanks for this recipe.
    I could probably use ground chicken instead….
    Looks yummy 🙂


    (March 30, 2007 - 2:38 pm)


    I frequent your website very often but this is the first time I write the comment. I ate this dish during our childhood time. I think it is a Teochew dish because both my parents are Teochew. The only different is my mom use fresh chicken eggs instead of salted duck egg and also the dried shrimp like Pinkelle mentioned. Now and then I will cook this dish if I am lucky enough to find the bitter gourd in the country where I stay. I fried the chopped garlic until fragrant and then the dried shrimp after that stir in the sliced bitter gourd ( make sure stir fried until the bitter gourd is soft if dry then add in some water) once the bitter gourd is done cracked the egg/eggs (depends on the amount of bitter gourd), add seasoning and done.


    (April 6, 2007 - 8:23 pm)

    Halo Lilian,

    I had just tried your this bittergourd with salted egg dish recently and it really turn out well with all those ingredients that u mention in the blog. It’s indeed a great way to fav this dish… and we love it veri much, thanks for your recommand…. 🙂

    Bit Nee

    (May 25, 2007 - 3:27 pm)

    I have tried this dish in KL too in a Hakka restaurant however it’s not mushy but dried instead. My version:
    Slice the bitter gourd and then rub with salt and leave it for a while then have a quick blanch with hot water with some oil (or unless u cut it real thin).

    Cook the salted egg(like hard boil eggs) and then diced it and then fry together with dried shrimp and garlic.

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