Fried Bitter Melon with Chicken Offal

Tested Recipe with Slight Adjustment Adapted from Hoe Yee’s Hawker Secret Recipes 4

Fried Bitter Melon with Chicken Offal



1 x 260g bitter melon (deseeded and sliced)

3 chicken liver (cut into pieces)

3 chicken gizzard (cut into pieces)

1 red chilli (deseeded and sliced)

1-inch young ginger (shredded)

1 tbsp salted bean paste

Seasonings: (mixed well)

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp chicken seasoning powder

1 tsp light soy sauce

½ tsp sesame oil

¼ tsp ground white pepper

1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine

½ cup water


½ tsp corn starch mixed with 1 tsp water

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Parboil the bitter melon in the hot oil for a short while, dish out and drain. Set aside.
  2. In boiling water, add the chicken liver and gizzard pieces, blanch over high heat for a while. Dish out and drain.
  3. Heat up 2 tbsp cooking oil to saute ginger and salted bean paste over medium-high heat. Add the bitter melon, red chillies, chicken liver and chicken gizzard, stir-fry until aromatic.
  4. Add seasonings, bring to a boil over high heat, and cook for 5 minutes, thicken the sauce with corn starch solution. Dish out and serve hot.


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