My tai chi students give me produce and food from time to time. One have me bittermelon she grew hydroponically. Unfortunately, I had to throw out two because they were overripe and ready to burst their seeds. I cooked up the remaing five. First, get almost enough garlic. Next, be secure enough to use a pink knife. What do I care the color, it will shave. Process the bittermelon My secret ingredient Stir fry with black bean sauce and let incorporate. Even my wife will eat it. After first avowing she does NOT eat bittermelon. And when she got her first taste, it was all she wrote and she eats the most of it every time I make it.