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Ginisang Ampalaya Recipe


Ginisang Ampalaya is a sauteed bitter melon in garlic, onion, and tomato and other condiments.

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Ginisang Ampalaya Ingredients

  • 1 bitter melon (ampalaya); sliced
  • 2 eggs; beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 medium onion; sliced
  • 1 medium tomato; sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

Ginisang Ampalaya Cooking Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat eggs and season with salt to taste.
  2. Soak ampalaya in salted water for 5-10 minutes to lessen the bitter taste. Wash, drain, and set aside.
  3. Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.  
  4. When tomato is soft, add ampalaya and salt to taste.
  5. Stir occasionally until ampalaya is tender but do not overcook.
  6. Pour eggs and stir with the mixture.
  7. Cook until eggs are scrambled or until dish is done.

Cooking Tip

  • You can also add sauteed pork, sausage, shrimp, or any meat ingredients of your choice into the dish.

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