There are not many people who like to eat bitter gourd (bitter melon). People are turn away because of its bitterness. If you know how to prepare it right, it will not taste bitter at all. Besides its bitterness, bitter gourd has much more nutritional value and health benefit. (Want to know more about it? Please google the info in the internet).

This is the way I prepare the bitter gourd. Wash and slice the gourd to half and use the spoon to take out the seeds. Slice the bitter gourd to thin pieces. Add few pinches of salt and sugar and let it stay for about 15 minutes and squeeze the bitterness out of it. Now it is ready to cook with any meat of your preferences.

Garlic, chicken and miso (bean) paste.
Heat the oil in the wok and fry the garlic till it turns slightly brown.
Add chicken and bean paste stir fry till it cooks.
Add the bitter gourd and stir fry for a few minutes. No need to add any seasoning.

There is no reason not to like the bitter gourd now. The bitter gourd is not bitter anymore. Bon Appetit.