Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stir Fried Bittergourd with Chicken

1 bittergourd - remove cottony pith and seeds and slice thinly
1 small piece chicken fillet - sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tsp fermented black bean
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 - 5 tbsp water
Seasonings for chicken
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp cornstarch

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp huatiao wine
pinch of sugar

cornstarch solution

  1. Marinate chicken with seasonings for 15 minutes or more.  
  2. Heat up oil in a wok.  Fry the garlic and fermented black beans until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken and bittergourd and stir fry over high heat.  Add sauce and do a quick stir fry.   Add water and cover for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in some cornstarch solution to thicken the sauce.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

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