Bitter melon chanpuru

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Bitter melon chanpuru(2 serving)

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I cooked bitter melon chanpuru.Bitter melon chanpuru is Rafuthy is a local cuisine of Okinawa Prefecture.It is very very delicious.The chanpuru is an act to mix with.there is a view that it was derived from a Malay word, campur to chanpuru (Okinawa).


  • 1 bitter melon
  • 1 block(300g) film tofu
  • 200g spam(cannned)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp(5ml) salad oil
  • 2 tsp(10ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp(5ml) sesame oil
  • 1 tsp(5ml) salt
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp(7.5ml) dried-bonito soup stock
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  1. Cut the a bitter melon to half of the length.
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  3. Remove the plup of bitter melon.
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  5. Slice the bitter melon into 0.4in.Place the bitter melon in a bowl and mix with salt(1 tsp 5ml).Set aside for 15 minutes.
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  7. 15 minutes later,work the bitter melon with your hands and rinse in water.
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  9. Cut the tofu into bite-size cubes and set in a strainer to drain for 10 minutes.
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  11. Cut the spam into 0.4in thin.
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  13. Heat 1 tsp(5ml) of salad oil and brown the tofu on both sides,then take out.
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  15. Heat the sesame oil in a pan and season with the bitter melon,then take out.
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  17. Season with the spam.When it brown the spam on both sides,add the bitter melon and tofu.
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  19. Add a pinch of salt and dried-bonito soup stock.
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  21. Pour in the beaten egg in circles,mix and heat through.Season with the soy sauce.
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A technique to cook deliciously is that brown the tofu on both sides(step7).