Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Bitter melon

Photo of Bitter melon and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Bitter melon

มะระ (Ma ra)
Bitter melon comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Chinese variety that is commonly used in Thai cuisine is 20–30 cm long, oblong with bluntly tapering ends and pale green in color, with a gently undulating, warty surface. Tom chuet mara is a bitter gourd in a clear broth, often stuffed with minced pork.

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