10-Minute Omelette with Bitter Melon

Omelette with bitter melon - Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese easy recipes

Omelette with Bitter Melon is one of those great recipes you can turn to when you’ve just got home from work and you’re not in the mood for cooking anything heavy. This dish has origins in Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cultures (and I’m sure many others) – they can’t all be wrong. Give it a try! Serve it with steamed, white, rice.


1 bitter melon, cut in half with seeds removed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
4-5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
vegetable oil for frying


1. Add ¼ tsp sugar, dash of salt and pepper to the beaten eggs.
2. Slice the bitter melon thinly then add to boiling water seasoned with 1 tsp salt and 1tsp sugar for approx. 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Heat wok with 1 tbsp oil and when oil is hot, add in the chopped garlic and the bitter melon.
4. Pour eggs over bitter melon and fry until eggs are set and brown.

Serve hot!