I always see ampalaya at our canteen’s menu. It’s priced cheaper because it’s a vegetable. For a few spoonfuls of the dish, it costs about Php 70 with rice. I do not know why but I tend to eat one more meal after that because it just isn’t enough for me. Luckily, the dish is easy to make and cheap too! I think sautéed ampalaya will be one of my favourite dishes to cook. Right now, I’m still experimenting other dishes. However, I already put it on a mental note that sautéed ampalaya will be one of those I will cook over and over again.
In this recipe, I followed the exact instructions wherein I had to put a generous amount of salt in the ampalaya as well as soaking it in water for a while. For my next try, I will just wash it and keep the bitterness of the vegetable. I think it will work 🙂