Bitter Melon Salad With Red Egg Recipe


  • 1 fairly large bitter melon, halved lengthwise, cleaned, and sliced into thin half-moon pieces
  • 1 red egg, chopped
  • handful of rock salt to rinse the bitter melon with
  • 2 stalks scallions, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • dash of nam pla or light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. calamansi juice (2 calamansi)
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Bitter Melon Salad With Red Egg Recipe

  1. Put sliced bitter melon in a colander. Add a small handful of rock salt and squeeze/rub into the bitter melon until some of the juice is expelled. Rinse, drain, and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Combine bitter melon, tomatoes, onions, scallions, and red egg. Toss lightly to mix and transfer to a serving dish.
  3. In another bowl, stir together chili flakes, brown sugar, vinegar, nam pla, calamansi juice, salt, and pepper. Pour over the salad and toss again to coat with the dressing.
  4. Serve immediately or cool in the fridge an hour prior to serving.

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