Who eats bittergourd [ampalaya]?

@lady1993 (17789)
Philippines
March 30, 2010 9:16pm CST
Does anyone eat bittergourd? I can't stand it, it's just too bitter... Does anyone enjoy eating it?..I'd just like to know...
11 responses
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Mar 10
That is the beauty of MyLot. You learn something new everyday. Bittergourd! Thank you, lady1993. I really hate eating this vegetable. I only force myself to swallow them lately when my mom cooks it because according to her, this vegetable is good in getting rid of toxins that are found in the blood. Well, I'm not getting any younger and my skin is no longer as blemish-free as before so whether I don't like it or I really don't like it, I have no other choice but to swallow it followed by a glass of water. I pray that I don't choke in the process. I still want to see my future grandkids. Hahaha!
@lady1993 (17789)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
oh, bitter gourd- it's 2 words :D :D you can follow eloveriz2004's advice... ampalaya tastes better with those stuff as long as you don't put soup or something :D :D
• India
3 Apr 10
Heloo lady All in my family enjoy, to remove the bitterness my wife boils them in salt water first, drains and deep fries till cripsy Try this Thanks for this post, cheers Prof
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
i eat it since it's nutritious
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
1 Apr 10
OOps..i hate it to the core. Though its really healthy and good for stomach and especially one having diabetis. But dont know i cannot tolerate its taste. I tried many times and my friend, she will eat it as fresh OMG, i can never think of it.
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
i eat ampalaya and i love it, it reach in iron for good blood circulation thats why i like it and not because it taste bitter. actually theres a way on how to cook it to make it taste not bitter, and some knows how to do it, my mother knows how to do it and i love it.
@alphenor (687)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
so, there are filipinos here...^_^ thanks for placing the [ampalaya] for the title^_^ anyway, i don't eat that because it's BITTER...X_X
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
You may lessen the bitter taste by soaking sliced bitter gourd in water with enough amount of salt. Try it yourself, I'm sure you will appreciate its uniqueness among other vegetables. Add up tomatoes, bell pepper and eggs to improve its taste. Hmmm...Yummy!
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
i love ampalaya. specially when my mother cooks it. and pag may itlog din :)
• India
31 Mar 10
I wont say I like this vegetable, but I do eat it. When it is prepared properly it does not taste that bitter, besides it is supposed to have medicinal effects. I have to eat it once in while no other go :(
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
I used to avoid eating bitter gourd when I was younger because I heard from other people that it's bitter. But,now, I love eating it especially when it has egg with it. It's delicious and I know it's good for anemic people. My mom would always buy one serving of it from a nearby canteen since my sister is working in a call center.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
It depends on how it's cooked. Even my kids eat that vegetable.