Ginataang santol with bagoong

Main Dish
8 servings
20 min
25 min


Number of serving: 8
1 kilo santol (makes about 3 cups grated santol)

100g pork, cut in small pieces

1/3 cup bagoong

3 cups coconut cream

2 cups coconut milk

1 thumbsized ginger, crushed

8 pcs siling haba (finger chilis), chopped

2 pcs siling labuyo (bird's eye chili), ~ optional

3 tbsp bagoong alamang or salted shrimp fry, or to taste

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

2 tbsp cooking oil


  • Wash santol. Pat dry. Cut in half, remove the seeds, then scrape the flesh or pulp.
    Soak the grated or scraped flesh of santol in a bowl of water with salt, to prevent from darkening and removing the slight bitter taste. Then drain and squeeze dry. Set aside.
    Heat oil in pan, saute ginger, onion and garlic,then brown the meat. Add the coconut milk and cream. Add bagoong. Bring to boil, while constantly stirring to avoid curdling.
    Add the santol and siling labuyo (lessen the chilis if you don't want it too hot). Adjust the taste, add bagoong or salt if preferred.
    Simmer. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until oil comes out of the coconut cream.
    Serve. Garnish with red chilis and cooked coconut cream (optional) . Enjoy!


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