LP15 - Stuffed Ampalaya

Posted by JMom | Monday, October 30, 2006 | , , | 7 comments »

BEFORE cooking AFTER cooking

See the full recipe for Stuffed Amplaya (bittermelon).


  1. Mae // 10/31/2006 6:14 AM  

    I've never thought of stuffed ampalaya. Sounds delicious with ground beef. Shame i can't get big ampalaya. Sigh.

    I'm missing ampalay with itlog. :)

  2. iska // 10/31/2006 9:50 AM  

    never tried this before. medyo takot at nanginginig pa pag nakakita ng ampalaya ang mga alaga pero baka magbago ang isip nila with this recipe... hmmm

  3. Karen Lim // 11/01/2006 12:27 AM  

    Looks delicious!! We have a dish called Yong Tow Foo which is basically bitter gourd, chilly, eggplant, beancurd, tofu, okra and various other veggies stuffed with a mix of fish paste, cornflour/starch, salt and pepper. These are either deepfried or boiled in fish stock. See a pic here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanlian/52696615/

  4. dexie // 11/02/2006 2:13 PM  

    well damn. definitely iron chef worthy.

  5. Lani // 11/03/2006 9:25 PM  

    Uyy, I usually fry my stuffed ampalaya. Well, pwede pala i-bake, mas ok ito. Thanks.

  6. JMom // 11/04/2006 12:32 PM  

    Hi Mae, I think after pinakbet, my fave is also ampalaya with itlog :)

    Hi Iska, dito din, ang aking mga dalaga hindi masyadong mala-ampalaya. But my hubby has learned to like it, so usually he's my eating buddy for bitter melon. Especially when he learned they have lots of health benefits ;)

    Hi Karen, that photo looks delicious!! This stuffed bitter melon is usually fried too, but I was trying to find a less fattening way to do it. I think this worked out pretty well.

    Hi dexie! thanks :)

    Hi Lani, yeah, I was wondering too if it would work out baked, and it did! I've only had the fried stuffed ampalaya before too and I thought I would find a new way to do it. :) It's good with the tomato sauce!

  7. mike // 11/06/2006 6:17 AM  

    pinoys are really tops not only in recycling but in budgeting too, or in this case, planning! i love ampalaya and will definitely try this one soon. thanks for joining lasang pinoy 15 and hope to see you again in all the future events!