Shrimp in coconut milk (hipon sa gata)

Main Dish
2 servings
5 min
12 min
Very Easy
Dish fast and easy to concoct.


Number of serving: 2
1 libra shrimps

1 eggplant cut diagonally into 1/2″ pieces

25 pieces. green beans (you can use stringbeans) cute into 2″ pieces

1 medium onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans coconut milk

3 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)

salt (if still needed) and pepper to taste

optional: a pepper or two of your choice for a spicy kick


  • Saute the garlic and onion in a little oil until transluscent (about 2 minutes) then add the shrimps, vegetables and coconut milk. Season with fish sauce (or salt) and ground pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer until the shrimps and vegetables are cooked.
  • Serve with steamed rice.


This, like sinigang, is a versatile dish. You can add pork slices or substitute the shrimps with pork all together. There are also certain fish varieties that go very well with coconut milk.


Shrimp in Coconut Milk (Hipon sa Gata), photo 1Shrimp in Coconut Milk (Hipon sa Gata), photo 2




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