Alternative namesginataang santol,
gulay na santol,
gulayon na santol,
giniling na santol,
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateSouthern Luzon
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientssantol rinds, coconut cream, siling haba, shrimp paste, onion, garlic, meat or seafood

Sinantolan, also known as ginataang santol or gulay na santol, is a Filipino dish made with grated santol fruit rinds, siling haba, shrimp paste (bagoong alamang), onion, garlic, and coconut cream. Meat or seafood are also commonly added, and a spicy version adds labuyo chilis. It originates from Southern Luzon, particularly from the Quezon, Laguna, and Bicol regions. It is a type of ginataan.[1][2]


Sinantolan (also sinantulan or santolan) means "done with santol". It is also known as gulay na santol or gulayon na santol ("vegetable santol"), ginataang santol ("santol ginataan"), and giniling na santol ("ground santol").


Sinantolan is made by first peeling the santol fruit and removing the seeds. The rind is washed and minced or grated into very small pieces. The juices of the grated rind are squeezed out to minimize the sour flavor. Garlic and onion is then sautéed in a pan for a few minutes along with the optional meat (either ground or cubed) or seafood. The santol rind is then added and cooked for a few minutes before coconut cream (kakang gata) is poured into the pan and allowed to boil until cooked. It is spiced with bagoong alamang, siling haba chilis, and salt and pepper to taste. For a spicier version, minced labuyo chilis may also be added.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Popular Sinantolan Brands

Sinantol ni Etelya in a Bottle
Sinantol ni Etelya in a Bottle
Sinantolan Photo from Sinantol ni Etelya
Sinantolan Photo from Sinantol ni Etelya
Sinantolan Product Photo From Sinantol ni Etelya
Sinantolan Product Photo From Sinantol ni Etelya

See also


  1. ^ Malajito, Yazhmin. "Have you tried cooking with santol?". Nolisoli. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Gulay Na Santol Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy Recipes™. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ginataang Santol (Sinantolan) Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sinantolan". Filipino Style Recipe. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Sison, Jainey. "Sinantolan". Mama's Guide Recipes. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Ginataang Santol (Sinantolan)". Journal Online. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Food trip: Sinantolan". The Backpack Adventures. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Castillo, Lydia. "Sinantolan atbp". PhilStar Global. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "Sinantol ni Etelya - Modern Taste of Sinantolan / Ginataang Santol / Sinantol". Sinantol ni Etelya. Retrieved September 1, 2022.