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Ampalaya or Bitter Melon in English is considered the most bitter among all the vegetables that's why the named it self comes from the bitter taste of it but i tell you that the vegetable is very nutritious and has many health uses for healing practice! It has a therapeutic properties and mostly use in Chinese medicine or herbal supplements. When you eat this you are sure healthy! Well this is famous cuisine for ampalaya just simple pinoy dish but delicious and full of nutrients and i so addicted with it. I love the tangy and bitterness of the dish and a little bit of saltiness of the shrimp paste that's what makes the dish famous!

2-3 pieces of bitter melon o ampalaya (thinly slice like half moon shapes)
4 slice bacon (slice to minis)
1 raw egg
1 tbsp shrimp paste
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
cloves of chopped garlic
small chopped onion
small tomato chopped

  • Crisp the slice bacon on a skillet. Then saute garlic, onion and tomato along with the bacon stir occasionally and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile rinse the bitter melon with 1/2 tsp of salt in the water and press it as you can to get rid of the excess bitter taste of the veges.
  • Pour to the sauteed skillet and stir them till everything marries together.
  • Simmer for 5minutes or until the the vegetable is tender add salt and pepper to taste and paprika. Stir. Then add the shrimp paste simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Then lastly pour the beaten egg and stir until the egg is fully cooked. Done. Serve hot with plain rice.
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