Baiyou Sigua - Stir Fried Sponge Gourd

  • 10 minutes
  • 2 servings
Baiyou Sigua is a pretty popular home dish in Sichuan. The sponge gourd, also called towel gourd, is either sliced thinly as done in the recipe or cut into chunks for better finished looking. The gourd is stir-fried in its own juice and its own original flavor. It can be prepared in a few minutes and is very healthy. The natural light sweet flavor is even loved by most young kids who do not like vegetables at all.


Green Sponge Gourd 14 Oz
Green Onion 2 pcs
Garlic Cloves 4-5 Pcs
Salt to Taste
Cooking oil 2 tbs


  • 1Remove the skin of sponge gourd which is also called towel gourd.
  • 2Slice the gourd and garlic cloves, but mince green onion
  • 3Heat cooking oil in wok over medium or high heat. Stir in garlic and onion stems.
  • 4Add sponge gourd and stir constantly until cooked. Add salt to taste.
  • 5Transfer to a service plate and add green onion on the top

Tips & Notes


  • Did you also add water?
    • Chris Liang
      No water. That is the key!