Stewed Pork Chops with Bitter Gourd Recipe

I really couldn’t recall where and when I had a similar dish like this before. Perhaps at some Teochew porridge stall or maybe Gramp had made it when I was little as he was so fond of the canned stewed pork chops then. All I remembered was that the dish was really savoury and tasty and that the sauce went really well with porridge or rice. I have a love-hate relationship with bitter gourd; I can eat it so long a stronger tasting sauce or gravy conceals its bitter flavour. Maybe that’s why this dish totally works for me, lol. Try it!

Stewed Pork Chops with Bitter Gourd Recipe

Stewed Pork Chops with Bitter Gourd Recipe

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
1 can stewed pork chops approx. 397g (I use Narcissus brand)
200g bitter gourd, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
200ml water
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp olive oil

1. Heat a little oil in pan and saute garlic till fragrant.
2. Add bitter gourd slices and briefly pan-fry.
3. Add the entire can of stewed pork chops with its gravy and break up the meat into small bits using the spatula.
4. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer till sauce reduces slightly and bitter gourd is tender. Adjust taste with light soy sauce if need be.


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