Stir Fried Luffa with Eggs

Luffa is one of my favorites, so I plant Luffa in the garden every year. Fresh vegetables always taste better.


Luffa, eggs, black fungus, seasoning.


1. Soak black fungus in water, wait until it gets tender and spread out, rinse with water, drain well.

black fungus is not necessary, I just wanted to add some color to the dish. I wanted to add something red to begin with, but I didn’t have any at home, so I decided to use black fungus.


2. Boil some water in a sauce pan, add a little bit salt, vinegar and cooking oil. Keep water boiling.

3. Peel Luffa, then chop into chunk, put luffa chunk into boiling water. Bring water to boiling again, then take Luffa out, put into a strainer, rinse with cold water. Drain well.

Some people say that you don’t have to get rid of all the green, but I prefer peel all of them off, just leave the white. If Luffa is some old, you can chop the seeds off.

3. Heat up a skillet on high heat, add some cooking oil. Beat eggs well, then pour into skillet. Stir constantly to cook eggs into chunk pieces, then get them out of skillet.

4. Adjust heat to medium high heat, add more cooking oil, cook black fungus for several minutes, then add Luffa into skillet, stir constantly.

5. Add eggs back into skillet, keep stirring, add seasoning, mix well.


I’d like to keep its original color when cooking light color vegetables, so I normally don’t use soybean sauce.

I used white pepper, ginger powder, garlic powder, salt and sugar.

6. Mix a little bit corn starch with cold water, pour into skillet, stir quick until juice in skillet get thicker.

7. Add several drop of sesame oil, stir well. Serve when hot.

To view this recipe in Chinese, please click here.

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic


Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic


Luffa is one of my favorite kind vegetable. It’s easy and quick to cook it.

Stir Fried Luffa with GarlicIngredients:

luffa, garlic, seasoning to taste


1. Peel and chop luffa into chunk shape.

Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic2. Mince garlic.

If you don’t want to mince garlic, you can mash it first then chop it really fine.

3. Heat up skillet, add cooking oil, add garlic into skillet, cook on medium heat until you can smell cooked garlic.

4. Add luffa into skillet, cook until luffa get tender, add seasoning, stir and mix well.

5. Serve when hot.


Stir Fried Luffa with Garlic





Luffa to me, is one kind of vegetables only. I noticed that wiki says it’s fruit.

LuffaLuffa can be cooked as vegetable when it’s young. You can stir fry, or cook it in soup, any way you like. If you let it grow too old, the center part can be used as sponge for cleaning purposes after it gets dry.

There are 2 popular kinds of luffa, one has smooth skin, the other kind looks like giant okra.

One thing you need to know is, if you let chopped luffa stays in air too long, it will change to darker color. Sometimes even after you cook it. So luffa means eat when fresh.

There is a saying that if you cook luffa in boiling water along with some white vinegar first, then luffa won’t change color.

For more info., please click on wiki link:

For dishes using luffa, please click on following links:

Stir Fried Luffa with GarlicStir Fried Luffa with Garlic


Stir Fried Luffa with Eggs