Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I have never eaten this before I hit 24 years old.
One day, my ex colleague and I decided to buy lunch from a "lunch van" that stops by and sells lunch to our factory workers. The mobile food stall was operated by a Malay uncle and I happen to see this cute U shaped thing that looks mouth watering. I put some of that into my food box, paid money and went back to my desk and can't wait to taste this U shaped veggie. To my surprise I like it a lot!
I didn't know what it was until I looked carefully at the skin and realised it's snake gourd. Hmm, never knew snake gourd can be this delicious.
That time I was still staying with my buddies in USJ Court 7 and they were surprised when I cooked this for them. It was something new for everyone, because this snake gourd is not a familiar sight in Chinese cuisine.
Don't worry, this gourd isn't slithery, neither does it move. It doesn't live up to its name, LOL.
Snake Gourd with Spicy Egg Stir Fry
Tasted and recreated from a lunch van in Shah Alam S25
1 snake gourd (about 200gm)
2 cloves garlic
1 small piece of turmeric (about 1tsp amt)
1 red chilli
1/3 tsp salt or more
7. Taste it, adjust if necessary and then dish up.