Friday, July 19, 2013

Hor Fun with Bittergourd & Fish 苦瓜鱼片河粉

Headache of what to cook for every meal? I always settle for one dish meal when feeling lazy to do too much preparations like chopping and cleaning! I particularly loves this kueh teow dish as I like slurping up the thick gravy :P This is the first time I introduced bittergourd to my kids! But I do not mind the bitterness, the more bitter the better hehehe .... To reduce the bitterness I've tried out the method by rubbing the bittergourd slices with salt followed by blanching them in boiling water. Hmmm it does reduced the bitterness but not all of course :) As expected after sample a few mouthful, most of the bittergourd went to Mummy's tummy :D

All cooked in Happy Call Pan! 

Recipe source : Famous Cuisine Nov 2012
  • 400gm Kueh Teow
  • 200gm snakehead fish slices, 生鱼
  • 200gm bittergourd 
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 500ml water
  • cornstarch water for thickening
Marinade for fish
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp wine
  • 1/2 tsp corn flour
Kueh Teow seasoning, mix well
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
Gravy seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chicken stock powder
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chinese wine

  1. Halved bitter melon and discard seeds. Cut into thin slices and add in 1 tsp salt, mix evenly. Set aside for 10mins. Rinse thoroughly and drain well. Blanch the bitter melon slices briefly in boiling water. Drain away water. Ready for use.
  2. Season fish slices with marinade for at least 30mins. Heat some oil in pan, pan fried over high heat. Dish up.
  3. With the same pan, add in 1 tbsp oil, add in kueh teow and stir constantly over high heat. Add in seasoning and stir fry until fragrant. Dish up.
  4. Heat another 1 tbsp oil in pan. Saute garlic over low heat until fragrant. Add in water and bring to boil.
  5. Add in bitter melon, fish slices and sauce seasoning. Thicken the sauce with some cornstarch water. Drizzle in beaten egg and turn off heat. 
  6. To serve : Place some fried kueh teow onto a serving plate, Spoon in some gravy with the fish slices and serve hot.


kitchen flavours said...

This is a delicious one-pot meal! My son loves bitter gourd but not my daughter. My hubby says the bitter the better. And I, myself love bitter gourd!
Thank you for linking to CYB!

lena said...

wa..mouthwatering!! i love bittergourd too, at times i just plain stir fry them with tauchu only.

Anonymous said...

do you need to wash the kueh teow ? thanks

Peng said...

Anonymous...u can briefly blanch in hot water to remove excess oil prior to cooking.

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