Chinese Chiu Chow-style Cassorole with Pork Ribs and Bitter Melon


400 g bitter melon
320 g pork ribs
80 g soybean
160 g Chiu Chow preserved mustard
pinch of salt or dash of fish sauce
3 tablespoons oil


  1. Halve and remove the seeds of the bitter melon. Cut into bite-size pieces and blanch in boiling water. Remove and drain.
  2. Blanch pork ribs in boiling water. Remove and drain.
  3. Soak soybean in water for 4 hours.
  4. Slice preserved mustard. Soak in water for 30 minutes. Remove, rinse and drain.
  5. Heat oil in casserole, saute bitter melon and preserved mustard. Add pork ribs, soybean and some water. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer until the ribs are tender. Season with salt or fish sauce before serving.

Source: Chiu Chow Dishes