Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Beef Ampalaya with Oyster Sauce

My husband's aunt from abroad sent us a can of beef in juice a few months back and he cooked it with ampalaya and oyster sauce. It was delicious so he decided to cook this again using a fresh ground beef marinated in pineapple juice. I must say that this is my husband's specialty now and it became my favorite too.


1/2 kilo of ground beef
1/2 kilo ampalaya or bitter gourd, cored and sliced to about half an inch
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
8 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 small can pineapple juice

Cooking Instruction:

Marinate ground beef in pineapple juice for 15 minutes. Sauté onion and garlic until light brown. Add the marinated ground beef together with the juice. Add the oyster sauce then cover for 5 minutes. Add the ampalaya. Add salt depending on your taste. Stir occassionaly until cooked.

Monday, April 2, 2012


LAING is my favorite Filipino dishes. And yesterday i got time to prepared this dish.


1 kilo gabi leaves, shredded

1 pack coconut milk powder, follow instruction on the pack on how to dissolve

5 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small onion, sliced

2 tablespoon ginger, sliced

1/2 kilo pork liempo, cut thinly

1 piece dried fish(daing or tinapa), shredded

green chili(siling pangsigang)

salt and umami seasoning(vetsin) to taste


1. Mix together all ingredients, except gabi leaves in a casserole, then bring to a boil.

2. Add gabi leaves and simmer until cooked.

3. Season with salt and vetsin to taste.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012



1 kilo of Tulingan
2 medium size eggplant, cut into pieces
1 medium size ampalaya, cut into small pieces
1 pack coconut milk powder, follow the instruction written on the pack on how to use.
1 small size ginger, cut lenghtwise
4 cloves minced Garlic
1 medium size Onion chopped
3 pcs long chili (siling haba)
salt and pepper to taste

To cook:

Clean the fish and put some salt on it and set aside for 2 minutes.
Fry the fish and set aside.
And on the same pan, saute onion, garlic and ginger.
Add the dissolved coconut milk powder and let it boil.
Then add the fried fish, eggplant and ampalaya.
Put long chili and some pepper and boil until the vegetable is already cook.