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Ginisang Ampalaya at Hipon

Ginisang Ampalaya at Hipon is a delicious vegetable stir-fry made of bittermelon, shrimp, tomatoes, and eggs. It's delicious and nutritious as well as budget-friendly.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ampalaya stir-fry, ginisang ampalaya
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 4 medium ampalaya
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut ampalaya lengthwise and with a spoon, remove seeds and scrape off white pith. Sliced thinly and place in a bowl of cold water until needed. Drain well when ready to use.
  • In a wide skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions, garlic, and tomatoes. Cook, stirring regularly, until softened.
  • Add fish sauce and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add shrimp and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp starts to change color.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add ampalaya and gently toss to combine. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until tender yet crisp.
  • In a thin stream, add eggs and gently stir to distribute. Continue to cook for about 1 minute or until eggs have set.
  • Season with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 87.2mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2.1mg