Recipe that helps you to still enjoy bitter melon

Bitter melon or ampalaya recipe.

Do you like to eat bitter melon or bitter gourd? Included in this post are its health benefits of it and why we should include this vegetable in our diet.

Most people find it hard to eat this vegetable because from the name itself it has a bitter taste. This bitter, crunchy, and watery vegetable is edible and has a lot of health benefits to offer. Bitter melons come in different varieties, colors, shapes, and bitterness. They are widely known as good food for diabetic people, especially the juice extracted from the fruit.

According to our health food source:

  • It contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and vitamin C.
  • Helps prevent type 2 diabetes by increasing the insulin sensitivity thus lowering elevated blood sugar levels.
  • Contains minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, and potassium.
  • It helps purify blood tissue, enhances digestion and stimulates the liver.

This recipe is also rich in protein derived from the pork meat slices. The addition of brown sugar on it helped to balance the bitterness and makes the recipe tasty and palatable when paired with warm rice.

Note:ย Excessive consumption of food is not good for our health and can bring negative results or bad effects on our bodies. Always eat the right kind and the right amount of food.


  • 1 cup lean pork meat slices
  • 2 pieces medium-sized bitter melon
  • 2 tsp seasoning mix
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water


  • Wash your hands before cooking and prepare your ingredients and materials.
  • In a medium heat using a frying pan, sautรฉ garlic and onion and add the pork meat slices, and stir until browned.
  • Then add the seasoning mix, black pepper, water, and soy sauce.
  • Cover and cook for 20 minutes, after that add the bitter melon and the brown sugar.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Recipe that helps you to still enjoy bitter melon

  1. Ramya A R

    hello, enjoyed your Post. Adding brown sugar to reduce its bitterness was a tip for me today from ur post. Doesn’t soaking it in water and squeezing its juice makes it lose its nutritional value?

    1. momsjourney

      Hello… squeezing it is just optional, bitter melons has different amount of bitterness…just squeeze it light for you not to lose it’s nutritional value. The extracted liquid can use as herbal juice..
      Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž

  2. Ramya A R

    I dont eat pork, so can i add chicken slices?

    1. momsjourney

      Yes you can use chicken meat as an alternative to pork, they are the best option ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’žthank you

  3. Suzette Benjamin

    I grew up eating bitter melon. We used to fry it in healthy oil and sprinkle it on whatever meal we ate. I love the unique bitterness. And, I always enjoy the lovely aroma when it is cooking. Beautiful recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    1. momsjourney

      That’s good to hear Ms Suzette, bitter melons has a lot of beneficial nutrients to offer. You’re welcome and thank you so much for appreciating this post๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž

      1. Suzette Benjamin

        My sincere pleasure. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

  4. Let's Cook

    I usually don’t eat pork . But this recipe looks very good

    1. momsjourney

      You can use chicken meat as an alternative… Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž

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