Who likes to eat ampalaya or bitter melon?

Philippines
January 8, 2009 12:22am CST
Nothing is more bitter than raw ampalaya. It is really a dislikable vegetable for some kids and adults....but,nevertheless, however,(LOL) this is one of the 10 medicinal plants endorse by the Department of Health, I love this bitter vegetable, I love to learned due to its beneficial of treating different kinds of disease. It's health benefits are reason enough to give it a shot. Wanna try?
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15 responses
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Before i hate eating this kind of vegetable when i was still a kid.Now i enjoy eating ampalaya.My kids love to eat this kind of vegetable and i am so proud to say that they really enjoy eating this especially if it is sasuted with egg.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Ampalaya leaves also is useful it can treat wounds, headaches, burns and certain forms skin diseases. Thanks dong
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Good for you Dong! I also learned to eat vegetables when I grew old but excluding ampalaya.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
I do not like eating vegetables especially ampalaya. I do not like its taste. It's really bitter. I remember when I was still a child, my older sister forced me to eat the amplaya dish which was served as our lunch in our home. What I did was to eat it with rice and immediately drink water without chewing it so I can swallow it. Because I was quite bloated with water, I threw up everything I ate that time.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Ahehehhehe... ampalaya is a good source of a,b,c and iron folic acid, still don't like it? LOL!!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Nah! I'd rather eat other foods which are rich in those vitamins and nutrients. I do not want to eat it ever again.
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
When I was a kid I don't like ampalaya and every time my Mom cook this, I make some excuses like I'm not hungry or I'll eat later, lol. But now I love it and even with just egg in it, will do good for me.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Yo! that line remind of me...hehehehehe.... I don't like chicken tinola, every time I saw it, I attempt to excuse myself by saying, thank you, but still full up! LOL
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
I do eat bitter melon especially if it's fried with lots of eggs. I prefer this viand during breakfast, coupled with a hot beverage such as a coffee or tea. Bitter melon is healthy indeed. It's so good for diabetic people.
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• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Yes,it also antioxidants,that protect the cells of the body from damaged caused by free radicals. Thank you for the response
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Even when I haven't learned yet of ampalaya's medicinal benefits, I love this vegetable. I like the bitter taste and I think the ampalaya fruit adds more taste to pinakbet and the leaves make a legume dish more palatable to me. My simplest favorite ampalaya recipe is the omelet. I also like the washed salad with tomato and onions seasoned with sugar, vinegar, salt and sometimes pepper.
@gelay07 (589)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
i like to eat ampalaya in any way. whether cooked with meat and other diffrent veggies and also salad. the way to keep the ampalaya from tasting bitter is for salads, put salt to it and let the juice come out and cook it with other veggies, do not over stir it so that the juices from the ampalaya won't come out. that's it. happy ampalaya eating.
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
i love ampalaya.. we always try to include every meal because my grandmother and my cousin are both diabetic, so it good for their health. Good thing that even my younger siblings like to eat ampalaya. We were used to eating it even when we were really young..
9 Jan 09
Miss amazingheart, The scientific name is momordica charantia, and is also called pinyin kugua in Chinese, pagarkay in India, pare in Indonesia, and was named amargozo when it was brought to Spain in the 15th century. Whatever you call it, bitter gourd is good. I eat it often. The leaves are also ok. Anyone who dislikes it has not explored the various ways of cooking it. Surely, he must dislike many other things too. When soaked in water for about thirty minutes, you can even eat it raw in a salad with a twist of lemon. It would taste bitterly sweet. Nice. I'm a health buff who's into all kinds of sports and I have read plenty of research that make a long list healthy benefits for one's body.
• United States
9 Jan 09
I only eat bitter melon when my uncle cooks it. Because it doesn't taste bitter.
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
ampalaya - Who likes to eat ampalaya or bitter melon?
amazingheart (368)	1 day ago

Nothing is more bitter than raw ampalaya. It is really a dislikable vegetable for some kids and adults....but,nevertheless, however,(LOL) this is one of the 10 medicinal plants endorse by the Department of Health, I love this bitter vegetable, I love to learned due to its beneficial of treating different kinds of disease. It's health benefits are reason enough to give it a shot. Wanna try?
Why not?...I like it very much. OK let me tell you about why I like it very much. I came to Malaysia on December 2006 and started to know their local fruits and veggies. At first I dislike to eat it, but on one occasion I was introduced by my friend the "ampalaya" menu while taking rice. I found - what a delicious stuff and no more bitter taste. I asked his mother how she did that?. His mother said, sliced it into small pieces and soak in salt water for one night(8 hours). Next, it is up to me for which menu do I like to have for cooking. From that second, I love this "ampalaya" to be one of my faves menu. V V V my photo V V V
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
Ampalaya or Bitter Melon is my favorite vegetable! I can't eat it raw though but i love it! When i was a i never attempted to eat Bitter Melan but as i grew older, out of nowhere, it just became my instant favorite. The bitter taste seems to become bearable. It's quite awhile since i last ate the vegetable because people here are kind of busy to cook.
@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I liked ampalaya because it is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals needed for our body to fight chronic diseases like diabetes. I even eat ampalaya salad, it is delicious. The bittersweet is depending on how this vegetable being cook, but if you know how to properly cook this nutritious vege then you have a very rewarding outcome. I eat ampalaya almost everyday. I never tasted bitter melon so I cannot comment on that.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
hey there amazingheart... It truly is a vegetable that grows on you or it has an acquired taste that you learn to love or like a lot. They say the cook that prepares a dish of bitter melon should love to cook and have a good disposition when cooking with it to make its bitter taste less...or is that of the fruit "suha" when peeling it?!?!...lol Anyways it is good eats as far as I'm concerned. Happy mylotting...
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
It is rare that we have ampalaya for our meals because the kids tend to eat less. We try to dress it up with lots of eggs, meat pieces and sotanghon but they just pick the vegetables out and leave them in their plates. Which leaves us the adults to take it off their plates to finish. It is not an easy vegetable to love but if you think of all the benefits to your body you kinda feel like you have to eat it for your own good.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
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