Bitter Melon Omelette

A fluffy and flavourful omelette that is delicious and nutritious.

Serving: 2 Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 bitter melon, diagonally sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp small dried shrimp, chopped
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tbsp fried red onion


For the Bitter Melon

  • Cut bitter melon in half length-wise and remove the seeds using a small spoon, cut into thin slices.
  • Place bitter melon slices and ½ teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Toss gently to coat and let rest for 10 minutes. Wash and drain. This step is necessary to reduce bitterness from bitter melon.
  • Preheat the sauce frying pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and chopped dried shrimp and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add the bitter melon and cook in 2 minutes on each side or until lightly brown.
  • Add water and bring to boil. Cover and cook until there is no water left, about 2 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and freshly ground black pepper to taste and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Set aside.

For the Omelette

  • In another mixing bowl, lightly beat together eggs with fried red onion until they are well combined. And then add bitter melon to combine.
  • Preheat the sauce frying pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, pour egg mixture.
  • Cook until the bottom is firm and golden brown and then flip and cook for another 20 seconds.
  • Serve with rice

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