Kam Heong Style Bitter Gourd

Tested Recipe Adapted from Koh Sai Ngo’s North Malaysian Delights

Kam Heong Style Bitter Gourd


½ bitter gourd (big size)

1 tbsp chopped garlic

2 tbsp dried shrimp

2 tbsp fermented black bean

2 tbsp curry powder

1 bunch curry leaf


½ tbsp light soy sauce

½ tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sugar

4 tbsp water

1 tsp corn flour

A pinch of salt

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Cut bitter gourd into thin slices.
  2. Finely chop dried shrimp. Finely chop fermented black bean.
  3. Mix all seasonings ingredients until well-combined.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok, saute chopped garlic until fragrant, add in fermented black bean and dried shrimp to stir-fry until fragrant.
  5. Add in curry powder and curry leaf to stir-fry until fragrant, add in bitter gourd and stir-fry for 3 minutes until cooked.
  6. Pour in seasonings to mix until well combined, cook until sauce thickens. Serve.

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