A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock
A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese bitter melon – why the polarising ‘gentleman’s vegetable’ is just misunderstood

  • Some people love the bitter melon, especially when blanched with saltwater; others abhor its flavour
  • In the proper climate, its fast-growing nature can make it a great edible perennial

Topic |   Chinese culture
A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock
A sliced bitter melon. Photo: Shutterstock
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