Bitter melon is one of those vegetables that not many can stomach. As you can tell from the name, the main flavor of this melon is bitterness. I know of many recipes that have you do numerous unimaginable things to the melon to make it less bitter but that’s the best part. And, if you don’t enjoy the bitterness then just eat another type of gourd/melon. Leave the bitter melon to crazy folks like me.
Growing up, stuffed bitter melon soup was one of my favorites. I recall how surprised my mom was when I told her I liked it. A 5 year old is not supposed to like bitter stuff they say. I guess I wasn’t like any other 5 year old. To this day, this soup still brings back memories of nostalgia for me. And, I always remember how my mom worked so hard to always ensure we had soup with every meal. It’s not an easy feat for a working mother that’s for sure. I hope you give this soup a try.