Ginataang Puso na Saging

Guinataang Puso na Saging

Ginataang Puso ng Saging, Banana Blossom in Coconut Milk is another unique Pinoy food that uses the banana blossom (flower bud) or puso ng saging to Pinoy parlance. Choosing the best banana blossoms is a problem for those who are not familiar of the type of banana blossoms. As a rule choose blossoms that have a round tip end or those that are long with smaller diameter. Other types have bitter tastes which require squishing out the juices by soaking the sliced banana blossoms in water and salt solution. Generally banana blossoms sold at most vegetable market are the non bitter type and on most Metro Manila wet markets they are sold already sliced. Here is the recipe.

Guinataang Puso na Saging - Gallery

6 cup thinly sliced puso ng saging, banana blossom
4 cup malungay, moringa leaves
2 cup fresh alamang, krill
2 cup coconut milk, kakang gata2 cup coconut milk, second extract
1 thumb size ginger, cut into strips
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
3 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 cup patis, fish sauce
3-4 pieces green chili
2-3 siling labuyo, chopped
coarsely ground pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Guinataang Puso na Saging - Cooking Procedure

In a large casserole sauté garlic, ginger and union, add in sliced banana blossoms, siling labuyo, ground pepper, fish sauce, vinegar and pour in the coconut milk second extract and 1 cup kakang gata, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated at low to medium heat stirring occasionally. Add in the krill, green chili, moringa and remaining kakang gata. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, season with salt to taste if required. Serve with a lot of rice.

See other Ginataan recipes; 

Ginataang Pinakbet 
Ginataang Santol, Sinantol 
Ginataang Papaya with Canned Tuna 
Bicol Express an authentic Bicolano dish? 
Ginataang Tanguige at Gulay 
Special Bicol Express 
Ginataang Alimasag with Sotanghon 
Ginataang Ampalaya 

Creamy Bicol Express with Green Beans 
Ginataang Sigarilyas, Gising Gising Style 
Gising Gising, Spicy Green Beans with Coconut Milk 
Asparagus with Coconut Milk, Pinoy Gising Gising Style 
Ginataang Sitaw, String Beans in Coconut Milk 
Ginataang Baboy with Artichoke, Pork with Artichoke in Coconut Milk 
Laing at Daing, Laing with Dried Fish 
Ginataang Lechon Kawali at Baguio Beans 
Ginataang Kabute, Button Mushroom in Coconut Milk


  1. hello, where can we buy puso ng saging here in satwa, dubai? thank you

  2. To Anonymous,
    Visit your neighborhood Indian vegetable store, most of the it is available. Banana blossom is also used in Indian cooking.

  3. wow, i made this dish this morning, and my family loved it !

  4. Hi sarap naman nyan! Pwede po ba ung naka-can??

  5. pwede rin siguro, diko pa kasi nasusubukan.


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