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 the 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 really has a bitter taste. This bitter, crunchy, and watery vegetable is edible and has a lot of heath benefits to offer. Bitter melons come in different varieties, color, shape, and bitterness. They are widely known as good food for diabetic people, especially the juice that 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: Excessive consumption of food is not good to our health and can bring a negative result or bad effects in our body. 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, sauté 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!

Thank you for reading this post, and hope you like this simple recipe! If you have any comments or something to share regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to leave it in the comment section…

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Ramya A R says:

    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 says:

      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 you😊💞

  2. Ramya A R says:

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

    1. momsjourney says:

      Yes you can use chicken meat as an alternative to pork, they are the best option 😊💞thank you

  3. 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 says:

      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 post😊💞

      1. My sincere pleasure. 🙏💖

  4. Let's Cook says:

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

    1. momsjourney says:

      You can use chicken meat as an alternative… Thank you😊💞

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