This week is the best time for my pare (Momordica charantia).
In Indonesia it's also called paria.
This plant is a member of Cucurbitae family.
I planted it on my beds.
I plant three varieties of pare.
This is a local variety 'Pare Kodok'.
Kodok means frog.
This is an exotic and popular vegetables in Indonesia.
They have a unique shapes.
|fruit and young fruit|
The flowers spread soft scent in the morning.
Male flowers have brighter color.
And the female flowers have paler yellow color.
Pare have bitter taste, but will change to a delicious and tasty dish after it's cooked.
This dish is very popular in Central Java.