ginataang hiponThe Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia with a tropical climate that grows a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, almost all of which find their way into the dishes of Filipino cuisine. Fruits and vegetables are prepared in a wide variety of ways depending on the dish and the region, but frying, boiling, steaming and pickling are favorite methods of preparation. There are also a few dishes that include the vegetables and fruits raw. Regardless of the cooking method used, Filipino cooks take great care to maximize the flavor and nutritional value of the food that is prepared.


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Philippine cuisine consists of the food and preparation methods including eating customs found in the Philippines. The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over several centuries from its Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Malay, Arab, Chinese, Spanish, American, and other Asian and Latin influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.

GINATAANG HIPON is a traditional Filipino stew that contains seafood such as shrimp and fish. Seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Regularly consuming omega-3 fats can help reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve diabetic blood sugar control.


1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cayanne powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup lemon grass
1/3 cup fresh sliced ginger
1/3 cup green onions
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1/2 cup water
1Lb medium size whole shrimps (leave heads and shell intact)


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil and stir fry garlic, add onions and ginger simmer until onions are clear.
  2. Add the green onions, lemon grass and salt.  Stir fry lightly then add 1/4 cup coconut milk bring to boil.
  3. Add the remaining coconut milk, water, vinegar and fish sauce. Add dry spices and shrimp. Cook stirring over low heat until it thickens, for about 8-10 minutes. You may garnish with cilantro for added flavor.

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