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Easy Goya Champuru Recipe ゴーヤチャンプル

This easy goya champuru recipe is really healthy and not difficult to make. If you do not know what goya is – be warned, it is very bitter.

Goya actually means bitter melon, so if bitter is not your thing, this dish is not for you. The word Champuru means stir fry, hence the alternate name for this dish is bitter melon stir fry.

Easy Goya Champuru Recipe

If you are not sure what goya is, it is a popular vegetable often enjoyed in Okinawa. You can get a bit more information on goya here if you are not too familiar with this unique vegetable.

Easy To Make Goya Champuru Recipe

Goya Champuru Recipe

Easy Goya Champuru

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This easy goya champuru recipe is really healthy and not difficult to make. If you do not know what goya is - be warned, it is very bitter.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup goya - seeds full and chopped thin into half moons
  • 5 ounces pork belly sliced evenly
  • 1/2 block tofu
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Salt + pepper

Instructions

    1. Sweat The Goya - Sprinkly a generous amount of salt on the goya and let sit for about 20 minutes. This allows the goya to "sweat out the liquid" or remove the extra moisture.
    2. Cook Pork Belly - Add pork belly to a pot and fill until pork is covered with water. Set on medium high heat and cook until boiling. When done drain and rinse under cold water. Add meat to a skillet with oil and add meat until nicely browned.
    3. Mix Ingredients - Add tofu to skillet with meat and stir occasionally. Cook until tofu becomes a slightly brown color. Add salt and pepper and continue stirring. Ass in goya and shiitake mushrooms and saute for 1-2 minutes. Don’t cook the goya for too long– it makes it more bitter.

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients + Instructions

  • 1/2 cup goya – seeds full and chopped thin into half moons
  • 5 ounces pork belly sliced evenly
  • 1/2 block tofu
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Salt + pepper

Sweat The Goya

Sprinkly a generous amount of salt on the goya and let sit for about 20 minutes. This allows the goya to “sweat out the liquid” or remove the extra moisture.

Cook Pork Belly

Add pork belly to a pot and fill until pork is covered with water. Set on medium high heat and cook until boiling. When done drain and rinse under cold water. Add meat to a skillet with oil and add meat until nicely browned.

Mix Ingredients

Add tofu to skillet with meat and stir occasionally. Cook until tofu becomes a slightly brown color. Add salt and pepper and continue stirring.

Ass in goya and shiitake mushrooms and saute for 1-2 minutes. Don’t cook the goya for too long– it makes it more bitter.

This dish goes perfectly with some miso soup or a side of steamed rice.

Have you tried making Goya Champuru? I would love to know what you think!

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