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Sauteed Ampalaya Chinese Style
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How to Cook Chinese Style Sauteed Ampalaya

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Vegetables Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo ampalaya or bitter melon
  • 100 grams pork cut into cubes
  • 100 grams pork liver cut into strips
  • 3 Tbsp. tausi or salted blackbeans
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. MSG or granulated seasonings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil


    How to cook Chinese Style Sauteed Ampalaya:

    • Slice and halve the bitter melon and remove the seeds. Then slice into thick diagonal pieces.
    • Soak in water with a little salt for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash 2 times and drain to lessen the bitter taste. Do not squeeze. Set aside.
    • Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic until brown. Add onion and stir cook for 2 minutes. Then add pork and tausi.
    • Saute for a while and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and let boil till pork is tender and water has almost evaporated. Then add liver strips.
    • Stir cook for 2 minutes then add the ampalaya, pour in another 1/2 cup water. Cover and stir only once.
    • When ampalaya is half done, add dissolved cornstarch. Stir gently until the sauce thickens. Be careful not to overcook the ampalaya. Serve hot.