Thursday, 27 September 2012

Stir-Fried Hairy Gourd

* Hairy gourd is also known as winter melon, ash gourd, white gourd, winter gourd, fuzzy gourd, fuzzy melon. It is NOT the same as the wintergreen plant! Wintergreen oil (derived from the wintergreen plant) is used like aspirin. It has 98% of methyl salicylate!
*Unfortunately, I do not know the hairy gourd's level of salicylate. I eat this in moderation. Be VERY careful if you would like to experiment with this gourd.


1. 1 relatively large hairy gourd (skin peeled and sliced into thin slices)
2. 1/2 clove of garlic (sliced into thin pieces)
3. 2 big onions (sliced into thin pieces)
4. 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
5. 500gm of minced chicken (marinate with sea-salt and a dash of brown sugar)
6. 4 large eggs
7. Sea-salt
8. Brown sugar


1. Heat the wok/frying pan and pour the sunflower oil once the pan/wok is hot.

2. Add the garlic and onions and stir-fry until they are slightly browned.

3. Break the eggs in a bowl, add a dash of sea-salt and beat the eggs.

4. Add the minced chicken and fry until it is 90% cooked.

5. Make sure the minced chicken are broken into fine pieces.

6. Add the hairy gourd and pour the beaten eggs onto the dish.

7. Continue to fry until the hairy gourd has softened and the eggs are fully cooked.

8. Scoop up onto serving dish once everything is fully cooked.

9. Serve piping hot with rice.

Bon appétit!


  1. Kinda of a scary name, but looks delicious!

  2. Please post a picture of the gourd. I'm curious to see what the hairy thing looks like! I've never heard of this!

    1. Gosh, I only saw what you asked for 2 years later!!! I'll try to send you a picture of it. Sorry!