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Ginataang Sitaw with Pork

Ginataang Sitaw with Pork

Another easy budget ulam recipes you can cook from our Lutong Bahay serye. This Ginataang Sitaw can be delicious even without kalabasa.

Even if you’re in a budget, you can still make it delicious with just a few ingredients. If you’re thinking msg, its a big no for me. As much as I can, I will not choose to add one on my food. Check out how this recipe came out perfect in taste! Lets cook..

Ginataang Sitaw with Pork

(String Beans Cooked in Coconut Milk)


  • 1/4 Kilo of Sitaw (cut at least 2 inches in length)
  • 1/2 Kilo of Pork Belly or Liempo (cut into cubes)
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Green Chili (Chopped)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Ginger
  • Fish Sauce, Salt and Pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoon Shrimp Paste
  • 2 cups fresh Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 siling labuyo (birds eye chili pepper)


In a pan, pour the cooking oil, sauté’ garlic and onions.

Add the ginger. After few minutes of sautéing, pour fish sauce. There’s no exact measurement of the fish sauce or salt and pepper, it depends on how you like the taste.

After pouring the fish sauce, add shrimp paste until it’s cooked, unless the shrimp paste was already cooked or sautéed’.

Now you can add the pork and cook it until its tender.

When pork is tender enough, add the chopped green chili’s.

Sauté it for a minute and pour the mixture of one cup of water and the powdered coconut milk or in coconut cream in can.

Once it boiled, pour the long string beans or sitaw, siling labuyo and cook it until it’s half cooked.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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Credits: Mir Albin

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