Peel and wash 5 cloves of garlic and mince it.
Wash and half 2 small-medium sized bitter melons. Then, remove the seeds from bitter melon using a spoon.
Slices bitter melon around ¼ inch thick.
Wash and slice 1 pound of beef steak into strips.
Put the beef into a bowl. Then, add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, ½ tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Mix it well. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
Pour ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil into the non-stick pan. Put the sliced bitter melon, add ⅛ teaspoon of salt and ¼ cup of water.
Stir fry bitter melon for 2-3 minutes until it’s soft. Then, set it aside.
Next, pour ½ tablespoon of oil into the non-stick pan. Add the minced garlic and stir fry it a little bit.
After that, add the washed fermented black beans and stir fry a little bit.
Put the marinated beef and stir fry with the garlic and fermented black beans.
Until the beef changes color, put back the cooked bitter melon into the pan and stir fry it a little bit. (Remember don’t over cook the beef.)