Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Braised ridged gourd with beancurd skin

This is one famous dish at a Chinese Restaurant down town called Overseas.  That was where I first tasted it.  I love it ever since and whenever there is nice ridged gourd in the market, I will ask my Mum to cook this dish. 

Matured fruit section of the gourd can be used as a bath or kitchen sponge after being processed. My girfriend gave me a set of bath goodies last Christmas and there is this ridged gourd bath sponge in it.  Gives me a nice scrub and I like it.  Oh and it’s juice is believed to be a natural remedy for jaundice. 

Serving: 4

1 pc 300gm ridged gourd
1 tin 425gm mushroom
5 pcs beancurd skins
1 tb vegetable oil
1 ts chopped garlic
1 tb oysters sauce
½ ts ground white pepper
1 cube bullion chicken stock, mashed
1 cup water
1 tsp corn flour
2 tb water

Heat oil in wok and deep fry tofu skin till golden and set serving plate. Remove skin and ridges from gourd. Cut into wedges about 2-3 inches length.
 Heat up 1 tbsp oil in wok, saute chopped ginger until fragrant. Add in fried ridged gourd and stir well.
 Add mushroom and (A) and cook for 5 mins. Mix (B) pour into wok to thicken the gravy.  Mix well and dish everything out and pour over tofu skin.  Ready to serve.


  1. Yes, the Ipoh Overseas restaurant is also famous for their 'sing kua tau fu'. Their tau fu is soft and smooth. Your dish also serves well as a vegetarian combo! Nice clicks!

  2. Hi Cheah,
    Thanks for your comments. Where is this Overseas Restaurant in Ipoh?

  3. This looks very interesting but I am not sure what a ridges gourd is. I will do a search on Google to see what I come up with. Diane

  4. You cook something delicious almost every single day! Love it :)

  5. Diane,
    I hope you can find the ridged gourd and try this dish.
    My goal is to reach 1000 recipes on my blog so if I cook one dish a day, it will take me 3 years to reach that goal:D

  6. Hi,

    The dish looks simple and yummy...Wow 1000 recipes...Good luck!!:)


  7. Dr. Sameena,
    Thanks for your visit and taking time to comment. hahaha, your reaction to the 1000 recipes is the same like my hubby when I told him that and thanks for wishing me luck!

  8. Wooo...I love ridge gourd. Usually I do a simple stir-fry, salt and white pepper to taste, add a drop of sesame oil at the end. Sometimes, I make egg-drop soup with it too. :)

  9. tigerfish,
    Yes, we do that too, egg drop soup with ridge gourd is delicious!


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