Chicken and bitter gourd are simmered in a clay pot with soya bean paste and fermented black beans.
Cooking Note 1. If your claypot is not big enough to stir fry the chicken and bittergourd, stir fry them in a wok first (steps 2-4) and then transfer the contents of the wok to a clay pot to simmer. 2. If you do not have a claypot, you can still cook this dish using a regular wok or pot.