Ginataang Hipon at Gulay (Vegetables in Coconut Milk)


I am not too fond of vegetables but when “gata” or coconut milk/cream and ginger is added, it just gives a tasty flavor to it. “Ginataang Hipon at Gulay ” is of course your ordinary simple vegetable fare but adds a touch of color when adobo is served with it. I don’t understand why my kids don’t like anything with coconut milk in it. They would rather eat “adobong sitaw” or anything laced with soy sauce.

Here is a recipe which I tweaked from Del Monte Kitchenomics, as I don’t really follow a set procedure.


1/2 cup water

a bundle of kamote tops and leaves

1 small green papaya, sliced



2 siling haba, sliced

thumb sized ginger cut in strips

2 onions, sliced

1 garlic, crushed

1 can coconut milk or you can prepare your own coconut milk

1/4 kilo shrimps, shelled

salt to taste


1. Mix all together garlic, onion, ginger strips and siling , coconut milk, haba.

2. Simmer for 5 minutes and mix occasionally.

3. Add papaya and water. Season salt to taste. Cook for 10 minutes.

3. Then add shrimps , kalabasa , sitaw , kamote tops, and leaves. Simmer for 5 more minutes or until cooked.

There you have it. A touch of color and dash of flavors.