Bitter gourd (bitter melon) is a vegetable that looks like a cucumber with bumps. It has a bitter taste, which is common in Okinawan dishes. In Okinawa, bitter gourds are called goya. The bitterness of the gourd enhances appetite and has 5 times more vitamin c than cucumber and tomatoes! Enjoy bitter gourd with a sweet and tangy kalua pork (bbq pork), and slurp away with our refreshing Sesame Hiyashi Chuka cold ramen noodles!
- 1 serving Sesame Hiyashi Chuka
- 1 packet Sesame Hiyashi Chuka Sauce
- 1/4 lb Kalua Pork (or BBQ Pulled Pork)
- 1/4 Bitter Gourd (Bitter Melon/Goya)
- Red Ginger by preference, you can follow our linked recipe
- Salt by preference
- Slice the bitter gourd into half the vertical way and cut to thin slices.
- Boil the sliced gourds in salted water.
- Mix bitter gourds with kalua pork (or bbq pulled pork).
- Boil plenty of water in a pot and follow the package instructions to cook the noodles.
- Once the noodles are cooked, rinse in cold water and drain well.
- Place the drained noodles to a bowl/deep dish. Arrange the mixed gourd and pork from Step 2 over the noodles and top with red ginger. Swirl in the sesame hiyashi chuka sauce, and you are done!