Suam na Mais (Corn Vegetable Soup with Shrimp)

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  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pork, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shrimps, shelled
  • 4 cups shrimp broth
  • 1 cup uncooked white corn, shredded
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup ampalaya or bitter melon leaves


  1. In a medium size pan, heat cooking oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute until soft.
  3. Add in pork and shrimps and saute until slightly brown.
  4. Add shrimp broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until pork is tender.
  5. Put in the corn and simmer until corn is cooked.
  6. Add in the ampalaya leaves, simmer for another minute then serve hot. Enjoy!

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