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Ginisang Ampalaya with Shrimp (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 piece ampalaya bitter gourd, cut in half lengthwise, cored, and sliced into thin pieces
  • 8 to 10 pieces shrimp
  • 2 pieces eggs beaten
  • 1 piece tomato cut into cubes
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine ampalaya and 1 tablespoon salt. Mix well. Let it stay for 15 minutes. Rinse with water.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil gets hot, add the garlic. Saute until the color turns light brown.
  • Add the onion and tomato. Sauce until the texture turns soft.
  • Add the shrimp. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir-in the ampalaya. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make extra room in the pan by pushing the mixture on the side. Pour the beaten eggs in the pan. Continue to cook the eggs while trying to stir around.
  • Mix the cooked egg with the rest of the ingredients. Cook for a minute.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g