Ginisang Ampalaya

Ulamin, wag ugaliin… Ang Ampalaya.. Bow.  Syempre hindi talaga masaya pag bitter tayo sa buhay kasi di lalapit sa atin ang blessings, diba?

Anyway, this is my most hated ulam when I was kid. Why? Because I can taste even the tiniest bitterness no matter how tasty my mother cooks this. These days — it’s one of my favorites — because I know how healthy it can be. And no matter what you say, this just tastes delicious to me. My week won’t be complete without Ginisang Ampalaya in it. Plus it’s the easiest vegetable dish to cook so this can be an easy side dish to any meat dish even on your busiest day of the week.

How else do you cook ampalya mga mars?



Ginisang Ampalaya

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato,chopped
  • 2 large ampalaya (bitter melon)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 chicken cube
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut bitter melon in half lengthwise. Remove seeds using spoon. Make sure you take out all the white stuff .
  2. Slice it diagonally and put into a bowl. Smother it with salt, make sure each slice gets some salt into them and let it stand for about 5 minutes. Rinse it off with water and set aside.
  3. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato in heated oil. Add the chicken cube and the water. Stir until it is dissolved.
  4. Add the ampalaya and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the beaten egg on top and cover until egg is cooked.
  5. Stir and season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat and serve.

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14 Responses

  1. Sarap talaga ng Ginisang ampalaya eh, lagi akong ngluluto nyan sarap kapag madami kamatis, itlog, nilalagyan ko pa konting sahog na giniling.. Sarap sarap….

  2. Ang sarap nito ms peach lagi ko din Ito luto dito SA.bahay since Mira ang gulay ngayon dito SA Amin healthy pa. Mahilig po talaga ako kumain at.magluto Ng gulay

  3. Masarap na,masustansiya pa.Yan ang ginisang ampalaya!Perfect kapag may halong itlog at kamatis.Sarap na ng kain namin.,ubos ang kanin.

  4. Perfect ang ginisang ampalaya mamsh pag maraming kamatis at itlog plus konting giniling bongga bago may partner na pritong isda plus sawsawan na maanghang yon perfect na ang tanghalian.Sarap mapaparami ng rice talaga.

  5. Egg at Chicharon nilalahok ko Mommy Peachy.. Si Mama ko naman biscuit nilalagayn pang palapot daw po The best parther syempre Pritong isda ?

  6. Hindi ko rin po gusto ito nung bata po ako kase talagang ang pait pait po niya. Pero nung nagluto po kuya ko nito at nabawasan niya ang pait ay masarap naman po pala.

  7. ang sarap nito, ako nakalakihan ko na ang paglamas ng asin sa ampalaya para mawala ang pait. fave ng kids ko to. tapos add ako ng chicharon for toppings.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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