Friday, July 14, 2017

Stir-fry Beef with Bitter Melon (Thịt Bò Xào Khổ Qua) Recipe

Marinate Beef
1 lb. Beef
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots
1 tsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce
Black Pepper

2 Bitter Melons
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1 Green Onion
Black Pepper

Cut 1 lb. Beef into slices, put into a bowl to marinate. 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic, 1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots, 1 tsp. Sugar, 1 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce and some Black Pepper.  Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 2 hour.

Cut 2 Bitter Melons in half.  Remove the center and cut into slices.  Then set aside. Cut 1 Red Bell Pepper, remove the center and cut into small pieces. Set aside. Cut half an Onion and set aside.

In a wok, add in 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp. minced Garlic and 1 Tbsp. chopped Shallots.  Saute for a few seconds and in the Onions. Stir for a few minutes and add in the Beef and Bitter Melons. Add a Pinch of Kosher Salt, 1/2 tsp. Sugar, Red Bell Pepper and give it a quick mix. Add Green Onions and Black Pepper.  Remove from heat and serve.


  1. This looks so delicious. I used to despise eating bitter melon when growing up, but now find it to be a good complement to dishes.

    1. I know the bitter taste of it isn't something kids would like, but it's healthy and good for you. I'm glad you grew to appreciate it. Hope you try this recipe out and thanks for leaving a comment. =)