Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bitter Melon

This summer chill out with some sweet, sweet watermelon - Bitter Melon

Some days, Bitter Melon finds adversity at every turn.  When this happens, you will generally find him rolling around muttering "Oh Gourd" under his breath.  It turns out his street name is Bitter Gourd.

Then there are the good days, when he realizes that kitchens around the world love him and have welcomed him into their dishes with open arms.  Bitter Melon is quite the globetrotter, finding himself in Phinakbet in the Philippines, Pavakka Thoran in South India, and Kho Qua in Vietnam.

P.S. Hattip to Kale Crusader Arvind for nominating Bitter Melon!

P.P.S. Bitter Melon soda has an amazing mascot!

P.P.P.S. Did you know that there is a National Bitter Melon Council?  Kudos to the council for being so self-aware.


  1. So not to start rumors or anything, but I heard that watermelon was sleeping with bitter melon's husband!

    PS Could this just stay between us, Kale Crusaders?

  2. Thanks for the link to Vegan Baked Latkes on Vegan Crunk. Gotta try this one!!!!