Ginisang Ampalaya
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato,chopped
  • 2 large ampalaya (bitter melon)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ 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.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at