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Ampalaya Minced Pork

Do your children eat ampalaya (bitter melon)? If not, try this recipe of mine. It is easy to cook it’s likely your children would love it. I creatively cooked it that your children might think it is not an ampalaya but pancake variation.


  • 1 whole of ampalaya, sliced thinly
  • 50 g minced pork
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt and dash of pepper powder
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 eggs, scrambled

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Wash and cut ampalaya into half, use a spoon to remove seed and slice it thinly.
  2. In a big bowl, put sliced ampalaya, eggs, minced pork, minced shallot, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. In a wok, heat oil. Add small portion of the mixture or use a big full spoon and form it like a pancake or a round shape and fry until cooked.
  4. Repeat the steps until the mixture is finished. Add cooking oil if necessary.
  5. Serve with rice.

Cooking Tips:

  • Use a non-stick pan, so you will less oil.
  • Make sure you cut the ampalaya thinly, so easy to cook and easy to eat with your kids.
  • Don’t let it burn.