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Ginataan na Hipon or Shrimp in Coconut milk is a popular Filipino meal with coconut milk added in it and large shrimps as a main ingredient. You can add vegetables and curry if you want. It is hearty, creamy and did I say it already? SMELLS GOOD.
Course Main
Author shobee


  • 1.6 lbs large shrimps with head intact
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 5 pieces sili labuyo green or red chilis
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root
  • 1 can 15.5 oz Coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cilantro for garnish a must
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Heat cooking oil in a large pan. When oil is hot, add in ginger and cook until lightly brown.
  • Sautee' garlic and onion until onion is transparent.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until it changes color.
  • Add the coconut milk and the chili. Cook in low heat and let boil for 5 more minutes. Add water if necessary.
  • Turn off heat and garnish with cilantro while hot. ENJOY.