Monday, May 18, 2009

Bitter Gourd anyone?

They say as you get older, you will learn to appreciate the bitter gourd for its bitterness.
And this year, I acknowledge it right.
Went to this restaurant I saw in Taman Megah, PJ "Fu Kua" (literally translated to Bitter Gourd) and decided to try it on my birthday.
Had too much a sweet cake, had to balance it off with some bitterness!
This is the menu.

We ordered 2 bitter gourd dishes
1) The bitter gourd soup
2) Frog with chinese wine and bitter gourd (no pic)
Both dishes were yummy. THe chinese wine frog was a superb blend of wine-sweet, bitter and ginger-hot.
And the soup was a cooling remedy to our heaty body!
Also tried their bitter gourd drink which was good while you drank but the after taste could be a little too 'raw'!

Will definitely go back again especially in this hot weather! Bitter gourd is excellent to get the yin back in the yang!


andrewjune said...

wah everything is "bitter" on your bday? hahaha..
but i know the dishes are tasty and yummy cos i too love bitter guards!

Merryn said...

wow .. u definitely go against the trend by getting 'bitter' on ur bday! anyway, i just fried bittergourds with eggs and prawns just now n now i read this.. bittergourd.. yummy! but never tried it with frogs though! i dunno if i can take frogs!!!!!!!!

Angeline said...

just soup ok? can? just soup... plain additional stuff please...

Julie said...

Is the drink bitter too? I dare not try. But hubby and I loves bittergourd dishes especially stir fry bittergourd with scrambled egg.

mommy to chumsy said...

was the drink bitter? i never like bittergourd. Chinese wine frog?? *faint*

LittleLamb said...

wah..this shop sell so many bitter dishes one??

Sasha said...

i pass by this shop everyday wer.. thought of eating but my husband no likey bitter gourd. Lor sou la.. dunno what is "good" thing.

Eh anyway last time u commented in my blog asking where is shichida izit? centrepoint

Mummy Moon said...

Wah sheh, bitter gourd lover must go try it out... but i am not...

Anonymous said...

Good one. After knowing the health benefits of Bitter gourd i have starting loving it. Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.