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How to Cook Ginisang Ampalaya sa Miso

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo ampalaya bitter gourd
  • 100 grams shrimps shelled (save the head and shells)
  • 100 grams pork belly cut into smalle cubes
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 to matoes sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup miso
  • 2 Tbsp. patis
  • 1 tsp. MSG or granulated seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 cup water


    How to Cook Ginisang Ampalaya sa Miso

    • Before preparing the ingredients, cut the ampalaya into thin diagonal slices.
    • Soak in water with a little salt. When about to be sauteed, stir and rinse two times (to lessen the bitter taste). Drain. Do not squeeze.
    • Pound the head and shell of shrimp in a mortar and pestle. Add 1/4 cup of water and strain to get the shrimp juice.
    • Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic until brown. Add onions. After 2 minutes add tomatoes. Stir and add pork and shrimps. Season with patis and add miso.
    • Saute for 3 minutes and pour in a cup water with shrimp juice. To avoid curdling of the shrimp juice, keep stirring till it boils.
    • Let boil for 5 minutes, then, add ampalaya. Sprinkle with MSG and cover.
    • Avoid stirring to prevent sauce from becoming bitter. Do not overcook and serve hot.