Life is Bitter but Bitter is GOOD!

Every time we have big family gathering, there are two dishes that will always be there. Well actually there are many, but these two are special and healthy too, that's why i'm gonna share it. (but i will share unhealthy food as well, maybe more of that than the healthy ones.) I particulary loves these two because it taste good and i can eat them as many as i could. Because it's healthy. But i'd probably wouldnt eat it without rice.. which is not that healhty.
Anyway, here come the recipes.

Spicy Papaya flowers

Papaya flowers 300 gr
Papaya leaves 50 gr - sliced
Red Chilis 5 pcs - sliced
Basil leaves 50 gr
Bay leaves 2 pcs
Lemon grass 2 pcs
Salt, Pepper, Sugar
Ginger 1 pcs - sliced
Shallots 5-10 gr - sliced
Garlic 3 cloves -sliced
Cooking oil 1 tbs - sliced. haha.

  • Boil papaya flowers and leaves in salt water (around 1tbs), wait until is half-cooked, leave for about 15 minutes, then wash-drain. or drain-wash-drain.
  • Saute garlic, shallots, chilis with cooking oil until it makes you cry, then add ginger, bay leaves, and lemon grass
  • Add Papaya flowers, papaya leaves, basil leaves. Then add salt, pepper and sugar, stir until it's well cooked.
  • Eat best with rice

Stir-fried Bitter Gourd

Same recipe except the chilis are thicked-slice (i'm not sure why), and replace papaya flowers/leaves with sliced bitter gourd-200 gr
And for this you can add minced chicken or peeled shrimps.

These photos arent the nicest, i took it while i was busy chewing, and the folks were so hungrily impatient and ruin all the good aspects of good foodography. Or was i just too lazy to make a good presentation. Excuses.. excuses..


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