Spam Bittermelon with Tofu Donburi (Bowl)
This recipe is a take on a much liked Okinawan dish called Goya Champuru. A popular dish of bitter melon and egg. Served typically “donburi-style” in a bowl over hot steamed rice. I love this dish for the bitter, spicy, sweet flavors. I have made this dish, substituting a combination of seafood (imitation crab, bay shrimp and scallops) for the Spam.
2 tsp. peanut oil
1/2 (12 oz.) can spam, thinly sliced
4 stalks green onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large bittermelon, seeded, thinly sliced
1 (20 oz.) block firm tofu , drained, 1-inch cubes
2 TB oyster sauce
2 TB Aloha shoyu
1 TB Thai chili garlic paste
2 tsp. sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
Spoon hot rice into donburi or saimin bowls; cover well to keep hot. In a wok over medium high heat; stir-fry spam, onion, garlic and bittermelon in oil. Add tofu, soy sauce, chili garlic paste, oyster sauce; heat through. Pour eggs over mixture; cover. Lower heat; allow to sit 2 minutes. Serve immediately over hot rice. Serves 3-4.