I have been in Singapore for over 3 years. Sometimes when I was shopping for groceries in supermarket, I wondered why there is no luffa here. And one day, I saw a strange long Gourd with ridges around it. I picked it up and saw the name “luffa”. Then I realized, luffa here is very different from the luffa in my hometown.
This the the one I saw in my hometown:
This is the one I saw here in Singapore:
They look different, but they can be cooked in same way.
1. Wash the luffa and peel it. Cut it into wedges.
2. Soak dried black fungus in water for about 3 mins. Remove the bottom. Then tear into smaller pieces.
3. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl. Also prepare a little ginger shreds.
4. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tablespoon oil. When oil is heated, pour egg in. Don’t stir till the bottom solidifies. Use chopsticks to stir eggs. Dish them out once almost cooked.
5. Use the same pan. Add in a little extra oil if needed. Add in luffa, stir fry for 1 min. Then add in black fungus and stir fry for 2 mins.
6. Pour in 1/4 cup hot water. Place ginger shreds over top. Cove the lid and simmer for 2 mins.
7. Remove lid. Turn to high heat. Add in scrambled egg. Quickly stir fry evenly and season with salt.