Chinese Stir-fry with Bitter Melon and Crabmeat


150 g cooked crabmeat
1 bitter melon, about 500 g, peeled, seeded and cut ito picecs
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp minced ginger
2 tsp cooking wine
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil


1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp fish sauce
dash ground white pepper


  1. PUt bitter melon in a colander. Sprinkle 1 tsp salt and mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes. Rinse the salt away with cold water. Drain and wipe dry with paper towel.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok. Add bitter melon and stir-fry on medium-high heat until cooked. Season to taste with salt and sugar. Remove.
  3. Clean wok and heat 1 tbsp oil on medium -high heat. Saute ginger until fragrant. Add crabmeat and toss briefly. Sprinkle with cooking wine.
  4. Return bitter melon to the wok. Toss to combine with the crabmeat. Add sauce ingredients. Continue to stir-fry util sauce boils and thickens. Mix in sesame oil and remove to serving platter. Serve hot.

Source: Chinese Home Cooking