Bittermelon and Tofu (Goya Chanpuru)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on October 31, 2018.



Bittermelon and Tofu (Goya Chanpuru)

  • 2 medium bittermelon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 block (20 ounces) firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1 egg


  1. Cut bittermelon into lengthwise halves; remove seeds.
  2. Cut in thin diagonal slices.
  3. In a medium skillet on medium high, heat oil and fry tofu cubes with salt for 5 minutes.
  4. Add bacon and bittermelon; stir-fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Stir in egg and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

TIP: For the Bittermelon and Tofu recipe, if you're not a big fan of bittermelon, substitute string beans or long beans—both produce yummy results.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
210 calories, 18 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 300 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 11 g protein


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