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Goya Chanpuru

Cultivator Kitchen
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 bitter melon
  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt (plus more for brine)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • sesame seeds to taste


How to Prepare Bitter Melon

  • Slice the bitter melon lengthwise and remove the white pith and seeds.
  • Cut the bitter melon into very thin half-moon slices.
  • In a small bowl place your bitter melon slices, 1-2 tsp of sea salt and cover with water. Mix lightly and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse your bitter melon slices and now it's ready to add to a dish!

For Goya Chanpuru

  • Add your veggies and bitter melon slices to a non-stick pan on medium high heat, cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Crumble your tofu into the pan and toss to combine, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add your spices and stir to combine, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add your liquids and stir to incorporate, cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the tofu is nicely browned, turn off the heat and serve the dish over steamed rice. Enjoy!