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Beef Stir Fry in Oyster Sauce with Ampalaya

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1/2 lb beef sirloin sliced into thin strips
  • 1 medium bitter gourd ampalaya, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Combine beef, soy sauce, cooking wine, Sesame oil, and ground black pepper. Mix well.
  • Add cornstarch to the mixture. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are well blended. Set aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan or wok. Once the oil gets hot, stir-fry the beef slices for 4 to 6 minutes or until the beef turns brown. Remove the stir fried beef from the pan and place in a clean plate.
  • Using the same pan, add the remaining cooking oil. Add the bitter gourd (ampalaya) slices and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Pour-in the oyster sauce. Continue to stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the stir-fried beef. Cook for 1 minute more.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with warm rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 2g