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ampalaya

Ampalaya (Bitter Gourd) in Philippine Cuisine

  • Filipino bittergourd dish
    Ginisang Ampalaya
    Posted in: Recipes

    Featured photo of Ginisang Ampalaya by Mayette Garcia

    Ampalaya is the Tagalog word for “bitter gourd” or “bitter melon.” Ginisa means “sautéed.” Here is a simple recipe for sautéed bitter gourd in Philippine cuisine.

  • Ampalaya Leaves
    Dahon ng Ampalaya
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Photo by Angie Pastor of Dahon ng Ampalaya (Bitter-Gourd Leaves).

    Can be used in chicken tinola or sauteed with other ingredients, such as with mung beans.

  • Pinakbet Ilocano
    Pinakbet
    Posted in: Recipes

    Cooked, Styled & Photographed by Mayette Garcia.

    Pinakbet (also known as pakbet) is a popular vegetable-rich Filipino dish associated wih the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.”

  • Ginataang Ampalaya
    Posted in: Recipes

    Mga Sangkap:   1 niyog 3 kainamang laki ng ampalaya 2 butil na bawang, dinikdik asin na pampalasa Paano Magluto ng Ginataang Ampalaya   Hugasang mabuti ang ampalaya at gayatin ng 3/4 na pulgadang parisukat pagkaalis ng mga buto. Huwag huhugasan pagkatapos na magayat. Gatain ang niyog sa 2 tasang tubig. Lutuin ang gata na […]