Balsam Pear seed Momordica charantia

Thick flesh is tender and delicious, excellent for stir-fry and soup cooking.

(Foo gwa; Bitter gourd) Squash-like fruit with an agreeably bitter, tangy flavour and edible peel. Excellent stuffed or stir fried. For stir fried dishes, parboil for 3 minutes to reduce bitterness. Grows like cucumbers.