Chinese Salted Egg Bitter Gourd is a traditional Hakka dish which is extremely easy to cook and delicious in taste. Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon may not be commonly used in Western cuisine but it is very popular in Asian cuisines especially for its health benefits. Bitter gourd is a good source of several vitamins and is known to help lower blood sugar levels. It is also diet friendly as it is very low in fat. As this gourd is an acquired taste, it is seldom eaten by itself. Instead it is always added in soups, stews, stir-fry dishes and healthy juice drinks. Salted egg added also masks the bitter taste so you can hardly detect any bitter taste, only the fragrance from the salted egg yolk.