We recently received 600 cases of bitter melon from a new Yemeni vendor, Saba. What is bitter melon? Originally from Africa, it’s a subtropical vining plant commonly found in Asian, African, and Caribbean cuisine. Alameda County, one of the most culturally and economic diverse communities in the state, is known for its rich and vibrant food culture so our sourcing team works hard to ensure our produce inventory is as diverse as the community we are part of.
We wanted to give bitter melon a try, so Aleth, our strategic procurement lead, cooked up and shared a recipe with bitter melon, which you’ll find below!