Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Goya chanpuru

Stir fry dish containing bitter gourd. ゴーヤーチャンプルー

Chanpuru (the last "u" is long) is a form of popular Okinawan stir fry dish, generally containing vegetables, tofu, and some kind of meat or fish. Chanpuru is Okinawan for "something mixed."

Goya Champuru
[Goya Champuru. Photo Ad Blankestijn]

Champuru now has spread to mainland Japan as well - and not only in the numerous Okinawan restaurants.

Goya champuru is the quintessential chanpuru, a mixture of bitter gourd (goya), other vegetables, tofu, and thinly sliced pork.