Ginisang ampalaya at tokwa (sauteed bitter gourd with tofu)


Ginisang ampalaya (sauteed bitter gourd) has become one of our favorite dishes at home, especially with a new ingredient introduced to the saute: fried tofu!

Thanks to Jeanny for suggesting that I try minced tofu. I like my tofu fried, so that’s what I tried.

Ampalaya with Tofu

Fry the tofu in oil till golden brown on all sides. When golden, take out of the pan with a slotted spoon. Then saute the onions, garlic, tomatoes. When the flavors have blended together, stir in the ampalaya slices. When wilted, stir in the fried tofu. Season to taste.

Delicious! We cooked this healthy and yummy dish twice in one week. :)

10 Comments on Ginisang ampalaya at tokwa (sauteed bitter gourd with tofu)

  1. Jeanny
    April 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Yum. Looks good. Parang gusto ko nyan today. Have a blessed week TOni

    Jeannys last blog post..I love Max’s

    Healthy and delicious! Thanks for the tip sis!

  2. witsandnuts
    April 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Yum! I’ll have that this weekend. =)

    Bagay din for Holy Week ‘no? 😀

  3. Anne
    April 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG Toni!!! I’ve been craving some good ‘ol bitter ampalaya!!!! Too bad Im still on my mastercleanse diet.
    I have 5 more days to go and Im off pig out!!! hehehhe
    That’ll totally defeat my purpose for doing the diet huh??? O well!

    Annes last blog post..Nordstrom Online Shopping

    Haha! Everything in moderation, that’s what I believe in! 😉

  4. Meeya
    April 9, 2009 at 10:37 pm (11 years ago)

    hubby and i are cutting down on pork nowadays so we’ve turned to tofu as our alternative for dishes that are ginigisa hehe. i’ll tell hubby to add this to his tofu repertoire 😀

    and i also think this is good for preggy you, because of the extra iron from the ampalaya 😀

    Ganun ba! Yey for iron in ampalaya!!! I have ampalaya at home again. Will cook it for dinner if I’m not too tired :)

  5. Elaine
    April 10, 2009 at 5:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Hmmm, looks yummy. I will cook this for dinner later. Thanks for sharing Toni! :)

    Elaines last blog post..Holy Thurs and boredom.

    You’re welcome Elaine :)

  6. iska
    April 11, 2009 at 6:54 am (11 years ago)

    Ohh YUM! I should try this sometime. It’s been a while since we had ampalaya, too.

    iskas last blog post..Pickled Mustard Greens

    Ampalaya theme naman para sa Lasang Pinoy! 😀

  7. Jescel
    April 23, 2009 at 1:38 am (11 years ago)

    i love ampalaya… but i’ve never had it with tofu.. this is a good vegetarian alternative…. which reminds me, i haven’t had this in a while.. so it’s about time i’ll have some.. thanks! :oD

    Jescels last blog post..Gelato di Riso (Rice Gelato), Homemade

    I hope you enjoy this healthy, tasty meal!

  8. anon
    March 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm (10 years ago)

    This is different, I must try this. I love ampalaya too! In fact, I just became a fan of it in Facebook!

    There’s a fan page for Ampalaya?

  9. antonio salonga
    December 16, 2014 at 4:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice dish…
    I add oyster sauce and eggs, tastes better

    • Toni
      December 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks for the tip!


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