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creamy vegetable stew in coconut cream with pork and shrimp in a pan
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5 from 5 votes

Ginataang Gulay

Ginataang Gulay is a hearty vegetable stew with pork and shrimp cooked in coconut milk. It's creamy, flavorful, and best enjoyed with steamed rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 671kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 pound pork belly, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste
  • 2 cans (13.5 ounces each) coconut milk
  • 8 ounces frozen young green jackfruit, thawed and cut into 1-inch pieces or 1 (20 ounces) can young green jackfruit
  • 1/2 medium calabasa, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 pieces green beans, ends trimmed and cut into halves
  • 2 medium eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  • Add shrimp and cook just until the color changes to pink.
  • Add shrimp paste and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until slightly thickened and reduced.
  • Add jackfruit and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add kalabasa and cook until tender but not falling apart.
  • Add green beans and eggplant and continue to cook until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


If using fresh jackfruit, increase coconut milk to 4 cups and cook longer as the vegetable takes a few more minutes to cook than when canned or frozen.


Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 1494mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2513IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 8mg