First cut bitter gourd into half lengthwise.
Using a spoon, scrape to remove all the seeds with membranes and pith, leaving only a thin layer of white flesh to the green skin of the bitter gourd.
Then cut bitter gourd into 3 mm thick slices.
After cutting into slices, rub the bitter gourd with salt.
Then rinse with water to get rid of the bitter taste and set aside.
Place the salted duck egg yolks in a steamer.
Steam the salted egg yolks till cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Using a fork, mashed the cooked salted egg yolks. Now, we are ready to stir fry the bitter gourd.
To stir fry, first heat up 1 tablespoon oil in wok.
Add in bitter gourd and chicken stock granules.
Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
Then dish up and set aside.
In the same wok, heat up the remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
Add in chopped garlic and spring onions. Saute till fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add mashed salted egg yolks and stir fry till aromatic.
Then add the fried bitter gourd.
Next add the white pepper and sugar.
Lastly add in water.
Cover and cook over medium heat.
Cook till water dries up and bitter gourd turns soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season to taste. And we're done!
Dish onto serving plate and serve hot with steamed rice. This dish goes very well with hot porridge too.
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