Ginataang hipon
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Ginataang hipon with lemongrass
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot
VariationsGinataang curacha
(spanner crab)
Ginataang sugpo
(prawn or lobster)

Ginataang hipon is a Filipino seafood soup made from shrimp in coconut milk and spices. It differs from other types of ginataan (which also commonly include shrimp), in that it does not use vegetables. It is a type of ginataan. Variants of the dish includes ginataang curacha and ginataang sugpo, which use spanner crabs and prawn (or lobster) in place of shrimp, respectively.


Ginataang hipon is one of the simpler types of ginataan. The basic recipe includes unshelled shrimp with the heads intact, coconut milk, onion, garlic, ginger/turmeric, patis (fish sauce) or bagoong alamang (shrimp paste), and salt and pepper to taste. It can also be spiced with siling haba or labuyo peppers.[1][2][3] The onion and garlic are first sautéed in oil in a pan, followed by the shrimp, then the rest of the ingredients are added until cooked. Some recipes prefer to boil the coconut milk until it is reduced and oily, while others keep the dish soupy. Coconut cream is also preferred if available, instead of thin coconut milk. The dish does not normally include any type of vegetables. Some versions, however, add leafy vegetables, bamboo shoots (labong), tomatoes, and/or cucumber.[4][5][6][7][8]


Ginataang hipon can also be cooked with spanner crabs (ginataang curacha) or prawns/lobsters (ginataang sugpo). A notable variant of ginataang curacha is curacha Alavar.[9][10][8]

See also


  1. ^ "Ginataang Curacha (Spanner Crab Cooked in Coconut Milk)". Copy Me That. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Ginataan na hipon". The Skinny Pot. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ Angeles, Mira. "Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp in Coconut Cream) Recipe". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. ^ "G is for Gata and How to Make Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp in Coconut Milk)". Junblog. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp in Coconut Milk)". Lola Kusinera. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Ginataang Hipon". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Ginataang Hipon Recipe (Shrimp in Coconut Milk)". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Ginataang Curacha". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Ginataang Sugpo (Prawns in Coconut Milk)". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Ginataang Hipon (Shrimp in Coconut Milk)". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved 19 April 2019.