This is a very simple recipe that I want to share with you. It is a very common dish that everyone loves it; especially those who like “ampalaya” in tagalog or amargoso in bisaya. In English I think they call it ” melon gourd”. .
1kl. beef loin ( strip cut )
1reg. size “gourd” or ampalaya
3tbsp. Oyster Sauce
1tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 reg size onion
1tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. pepper
11/2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 sachet 8g magic sarap
11/2 tbsp corntarch
1pack chinese tofu
5 cups of water
1/2 tsp. fish salt
Marinate the beef loin in soy sauce, pepper and in 1 sachet of magic sarap
Saute in olive oil and mixed the tausi. Cover and let it boil until meat is become soft.
If the meat is soften already, mixed the cornstarch to have an sticky sauce
Taste it with the brown sugar, oyster sauce and the remaining magic sarap
If the taste is okey, then put the “ampalaya”, don’t cover, just mixed it into the beef for 5minutes
(remember don’t mixed to much because your ampalaya becomes to sour)
Don’t overcooked the ampalaya or the gourd (let it like cruncky when you eat it )
Fry the chinese tofu and slice it into cubes and put it as toppings. Serve hot.
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