GOYA - SUPERFOOD

One day Taeka brought us a vegetable that looked like a cucumber with something horribly wrong with it. She said it was goya and that it was bitter. Great - we had no idea what to do with it.  

 

This is goya. You do not eat the seeds. 

This is goya. You do not eat the seeds. 

Later on on she brought some cooked goya to us and it was delicious.  I looked the vegetable up and it is called bitter melon in English. It is one of the Japanese superfoods (it e.g. lowers blood sugar, contains many anti-oxidants etc.) I outdid myself and made some goya omelettes one day. Martha Stewart beware!

Taeka's goya dish. It has some egg in it.  In Okinawa this type of stir fry is called goya champuru.

Taeka's goya dish. It has some egg in it.  In Okinawa this type of stir fry is called goya champuru.

My humble effort underway

My humble effort underway

...and the omelette is done - all garnishes are from the garden!

...and the omelette is done - all garnishes are from the garden!