This is a small side dish that tastes great even when cold.
I wanted to eat lots of goya because it's good for your skin. I had some leftover after making Chanpuru (Okinawan stir-fry dish), so I used it the next day with ingredients I had on hand.
If you use a spoon to gently scrape off the knobs and then stir-fry it well, the bitterness will soften and it will be easier to eat.
Enjoy Japanese food around the world.