Bittermelon Salad (Ensaladang Ampalaya ) Recipe


  • 2 cups seeded and sliced (julienned) bittermelon
  • 5 shallots, sliced
  • 3 tbs shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • 4 plum tomatoes (or any kind of fresh tomaotes), sliced
  • salt

Bittermelon Salad (Ensaladang Ampalaya ) Recipe


  1. Sprinkle the bittermelon with salt and let stand in a strainer or colander for at least 30 minutes. (You can even do this overnight if you are overly terrified of the bitterness! ) Rinse off the salt.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combime bittermelon with the remaining ingredients. Let stand for 10 minutes so the flavors develops.
  3. Serve with any grilled dish.

Source: Cafe Nilson

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