Bitter Melon & Eggs (Mienh)


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Preparation time
10 mins

Cooking time
5 mins

4 servings

This is my favorite Mienh dish.  I make this when bitter melon is in season.  To lessen the bitterness, you’ll want to squeeze the juice out of the bitter melon.  The egg helps to balance the bitterness too.

Bitter Melon & Eggs (Mienh), 4.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings



1.  Peel the outer, green layer of bitter melon, and dispose remaining seeds and core.  Add salt to melon peels.

Optional step: To reduce the bitterness of the melon, squeeze and dispose of juice.

2.  On medium-high heat, add vegetable oil to frying pan. 

3. When pan is heated, add bitter melon and stir for 1-2 minutes.  Add eggs.  Continue stirring until bitter melon is soft and tender, not yet fully browned.

6 Comments add one

  1. Annie says:

    I love the technique!

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  2. mcleroi says:

    I’m not always a fan of bitter melon but this was really good. I squeezed out the juice like the recipe says. I think that must’ve been the secret.

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  3. Tom says:

    did you know that this dish is one of my favorite ? my mom made this a lot when we were kids. we used to hate it because it’s bitter, but we’ve grown to love it. now it’s one of my favorite.

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  4. ManiSanchez says:

    I made bitter melon with pork bellies and eggs for the first time, it was delicious!

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  5. Steve says:

    Mey..I want to try your cooking. Where can I get your recipe?

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