This is how I like my ampalaya (bitter gourd) cooked. It takes out some of the bitterness and makes it taste good.
In a pot, saute 3 cloves of minced garlic with some finely chopped onions in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Once the onions have caramelized, add the pork and cook until brown. Add about half a cup of water, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil until the meat is tender.
Once the pork is cooked, add the carrots and bitter gourd until half cooked. Then add the sliced green bell peppers.
Simmer for about 3 minutes, add some sugar to taste. Simmer for another minute.
Serve with rice or eat as is.