Ginataang labong
Ginataang labong with shrimp
Alternative namesGinataang tambo
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureHot
VariationsGinataang ubod (heart of palm in coconut milk)

Ginataang labong or ginataang tambo is a Filipino vegetable stew made from bamboo shoots in coconut milk and spices with seafood or meat. It is the most common way of preparing bamboo shoots in Philippine cuisine. Ginataang ubod is a variant of the dish made with heart of palm but is otherwise prepared identically.[1] It is a type of ginataan.


Ginataang labong is prepared by first boiling the julienned or thinly-sliced bamboo shoots until tender. For pre-boiled bamboo shoots, they are simply soaked for an hour before using to remove the sliminess. Garlic, onions, and ginger are then sauteed on a pan. Coconut milk is then added with the bamboo shoots, secondary ingredients (usually shrimp, fish, pork, or crab), along with the rest of the spices (like chilis, fish sauce, or lemongrass). Other vegetables can also be added, including jute mallow, chili pepper leaves, carrots, and tomatoes. It is served with white rice.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

A vegetarian or vegan version of the dish can easily be created by replacing the seafood or meat with tofu.[9]


Ginataang ubod is a variant of the dish where heart of palm is used instead of bamboo shoots. It is otherwise prepared identically.[10][11]

A sauteed variant of the recipe which excludes coconut milk is also known as ginisang labong (or ginisang ubod for heart of palm variants).[12][13][14][15] If coconut milk is excluded and soy sauce and vinegar is added, it becomes adobong labong, a variant of Philippine adobo.[16]

See also


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  2. ^ "Ginataang Labong or Tambo with Hipon Recipe". Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Ginataang Labong or Tambo with Hipon". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Ginataang Labong (Bamboo Shoots in coconut milk)". Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Ginataang Labong Recipe or Bamboo Shoots in Coconut Milk". Pinoy Recipes At Iba Pa. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Ginataang Labong". Pinoy Kitchenette. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Ginataang Labong - Bamboo Shoots in Coconut Milk". Aussie Taste. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Ginataang Labong at Hipon". Filipino Chow. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  9. ^ "My Top Vegan Meals: More Fun in the Philippines". Let's Veg About It. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Ginataang ubod (heart of palm in coconut cream)". Spoonacular. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  11. ^ Veneracion, Connie. "Ginataang ubod (heart of palm in coconut cream)". Casa Veneracion. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Ginisang Ubod (Sauteed Heart of Palm)". One Filipino Recipe at a Time. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Sauteed Bamboo Shoots (Ginisang Labong)". Foxy Folksy. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Sauteed Bamboo Shoot Recipe (Ginisang Labong)". watdousee. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Easy Ginisang Labong Recipe". Ang Sarap! Pinoy Recipes. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  16. ^ "ow to make Adobong Labong- Bamboo Shoots with Pork and Shrimps". Asian in America. Retrieved 25 April 2019.