After a long discussion with Gertrude and other people, I gave this super bitter vegetable, Malaysian call it Peria a try. It tasted quite ok. Other ingredients I added were:
1 tablespoon peach salsa
A dash of apple cider vinegar
salt to taste.
After scraping the seeds out of the bitter gourd, rub the inside with lots of salt. Let it stand for about 20 minutes. Then, wash and squeeze the bitter juice out. With little olive oil, heat the cut pineapple and the bitte gourd. Add about 1/4 cup of water, apple cider vinegar, peach salsa and a pinch of salt. Cook until everything is soften. I serve this dish with nassi lemak.