Bitter melon “Ampalaya” is my favorite vegetable. It was my late mother who forced me to eat bitter melon when I was younger. The mother used her power just to force me to eat bitter melon. She always told me that this vegetable is very nutritious. After several attempts, I am beginning to like the bitter taste of this vegetable. She prepared grilled bitter melon and mixed it with grilled beef liver. I did not like the taste of it so the mother prepared bitter melon with egg. The bitter taste is still there but I get used to it and did like the taste of it until now.
The photo you see is the bitter melon with egg that I prepared two days ago for lunch. FYI, I ate it all because it was really yummy. I forgot my diet on that day. Every time I prepare this dish, I always remember my dearest mother who used to prepare this dish for the family. When I think about it, it made me sad because I missed my mother. It made me sad also thinking and wishing that she is still with us and tasting my own version of bitter melon with egg dish. I am pretty sure that my mother would be proud of me and would love my cooking talent.
I am beginning to introduce this dish to the nieces and nephew. Sad to say they did not like it and will cry every time I forced them to eat. But I will never give up like what my mother did to us. I will see to it that the kids will appreciate the taste of bitter melon one day because it is indeed a very nutritious vegetable.