Ginataang Hipon Recipe

Ginataang Hipon is a Filipino dish consist of shrimps mixed with coconut milk as the main ingredients. Ginataan alternatively spelled guinataan is a Filipino term which refers to food cooked with gata - the Filipino word for coconut milk. Literally translated, ginataan means cooked with coconut milk. This recipe fits for small gatherings at home during summer. Enjoy!


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoon minced garlic
2 lbs shrimps
3 stalks of malunggay leaves (remove from stems)
3 cups peeled and cubed squash
2 cups string beans (sitaw); cut into 2″ length
1 tablespoon salt
3 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  1. Chopped onion and minced garlic in oil over a medium heat and stir frequently until the onions are browned and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add squash and simmer for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add shrimp and string beans then continue cooking for another 3 minutes
  4. Add fish sauce, pepper and salt.
  5. Pour in the coconut milk into the skillet, bring it to a boil and reduced to half.
  6. Add the malunggay leaves
  7. Cover the skillet and continue simmering until vegetables are cooked and coconut milk becomes a little thicker.
  8. Served hot with steamed rice. 


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