Filipino Ginataang Hipon Recipe

Hipon means “shrimp” remember? Ginataang means “cooked with milk” right? So this is shrimp cooked with coconut milk. An entrée version of the dessert, ginataang hipon follows suit by combining several ingredients that makes this meals a great surprise.


  • 1 tablespoon of ginger, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of patis
  • 3 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of sitaw
  • 1 pound of shrimp
  • 1 cup of kalabasa
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green chili (Siling panigang or labuyo) cut into pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, sauté your garlic, onion, ginger and chili. The smell will rise, that’s good. Then add your shrimp and coconut milk. Let simmer. Add your kalabasa. Let simmer. Wait for the coconut milk to lessen and the cream to form. Now add your sitaw. Finally add your patis and let simmer until it’s as thick as you like it.