Ampalaya with Alamang

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  December 20, 2020

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Ampalaya with Alamang, A low-cost meal that is good for the family. Sauteed Bitter Gourd with Salty Shrimp Relish (Alamang).

Ampalaya with Alamang contains the aggregate of bitter flavor from the gourd and the taste of the shrimp and a perfect treat for someone who has an inclination towards eating foods with a very strong kick.

Ampalaya with Alamang

or shrimp sauce is a common ingredient used in Southeast Asia.

Bagoong alamang or “Ginamos” (in Western Visayas) is Filipino for shrimp paste, made from minute shrimp or krill (alamang), and is commonly eaten as a topping on green mangoes or used as a major cooking ingredient.

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Ampalaya with Alamang, The Ingredients, and More

Thanks to my friend who shared this wonderful recipe. If you read this, Please make more recipes like this in the future. LOL :P

Ampalaya with Alamang

Ampalaya with Alamang

Joost Nusselder
Ampalaya with Alamang, A low-cost meal that is good for the family. Sauteed Bitter Gourd with Salty Shrimp Relish (Alamang).
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 people
Calories 66 kcal


  • ½ kg fresh alamang (washed, cleaned and drained)
  • 4 pcs ampalaya (bitter gourd)
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce


  • Finely slice ampalaya, wash and let soak for an hour over water with salt. This is to reduce thebitter taste. After an hour wash ampalaya over running water to eliminate the bitter taste andsalt while tightly squeezing it.
  • Saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes
  • Add 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • Add in drained alamang, cook until color changes
  • Add washed, crushed and drained ampalaya
  • Cook for about 3 mins.
  • Season with salt and dash of black pepper


Calories: 66kcal
Keyword Alamang, Ampalaya, seafood
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The Ampalaya is actually a bit harder to get if you’re not in Asia. A lot of the Asian grocers have them though.

Ampalaya with Alamang Ingredients

Finely sliced ampalaya with salt

Tomatoes onion and garlic in a wok

Ampalaya with Alamang in a wok

Serve with Rice, also with Dried Fish. Wow. So Yummy!!

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.