White bitter gourd with plum salt
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
½ litre white wine or cider vinegar
1kg white bitter gourd, cut into halves, deseeded
50g old ginger, smashed as a whole piece
40g red wolfberries
15 red Chinese dates
5-inch-long cinnamon sticks, broken into 1-inch pieces
8 tbsp plum salt
- Cut the bitter gourd to 1.5cm-thick pieces (half-rounds).
- Bring the water, vinegar and sugar to boil in a pot, then add in the white bitter gourd and the rest of the ingredients.
- Place the mixture to cook on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes or until the bittergourd turns translucent.
- Bottle as shown, then let it sit for at least 1 week before using.