Ginataang Hipon (Shrimps in Thick Coconut Sauce)

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Coconuts grow well in the Philippines. Having said that, dishes made with coconut milk are common and every province (some more than others) has their own take on a “Ginataan” (cooked in coconut milk) dish. It can be a savory main dish, a sweet dessert or a snack item that has coconut milk as its …

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

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This is one of the few reasons why we always have canned coconut milk at home. There’s something so satisfying about eating ginataan (cooked in coconut milk). I like mine thick and slightly warm. Chewing it slowly to savor every single bite is how I eat this sweet coconut soup. I carefully pick every single …

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Kale Laing (Kale cooked in Coconut Gravy)

Kale Laing

Kale is part of the cabbage family and is packed full of nutrients. High in vitamins, potassium, plant-based protein to name a few. This is one leafy green that is almost always available where we live. It can be eaten raw, sauteed, baked into chips. Because of its health benefits, it’s a staple in my …

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Healthy Ginataang Bilo-bilo

Ginataan is a classic Filipino merienda (snack). It has a base of thick coconut soup perfumed by pandan leaves and sweetened with sugar. Usually floating in it are bilo-bilo (glutinous rice flour balls), cubed saba (plantain), sweet potatoes, tapioca pearls and thin slices of ripe jackfruit. Sometimes, cubed ube (purple yam) and taro are added. …

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