Ginisang Ampalaya | Bitter Gourd Recipe

Ginisang Ampalaya | Bitter Gourd Recipe


  • Garlic, 5-7 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, 1 whole, chopped
  • Tomatoes, 2 pieces, chopped
  • Pork shoulders, 100g, cut small
  • Vermicelli noodles (sotanghon), 50g, soaked in water
  • Egg, 1 whole, beaten
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Fish sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil, 1tbsp

  1. Prep the vermicelli by soaking it in tap water. Cut into desired length, if need be.
  2. Put oil on a heated pan.
  3. Fry the fatty portions of the meat first under medium heat.
  4. When they turn brown, add in the garlic. Stir well.
  5. When the garlic turns golden, add in the rest of the pork.
  6. Season with fish sauce
  7. When the pork had rendered most of its fats and had turned brown, add in the onions. Stir well. This may take 15-20 minutes.
  8. When the onions sweat, put the tomatoes in.
  9. Continue mixing until the tomatoes start to juice up.
  10. Add in the bitter gourd. Stir well.
  11. Add in the eggs. Continue stirring.
  12. When the eggs had formed with the dish, add the water. Do not cover the pot.
  13. When the water boils, add in the vermicelli noodles. 
  14. Wait for at least 5 minutes to cook the noodles.  
  15. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  16. Serve while hot.


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