Ginataang Sitaw, String Beans in Coconut Milk

Ginataang Sitaw, String Beans in Coconut Milk
Ginataang Sitaw, String Beans in Coconut Milk is an adaptation from the usual vegetable with coconut milk ginataang sitaw at kalabasa without the kalabasa. There are two reason that I did not use kalabasa, first I forgot to buy pumpkin and second I would like to share that using string beans alone in a vegetable ginataang is equally delicious. Cooking is of course basically the same with my other ginataang vegetable dishes.

Ginataang Sitaw

I would like to emphasize that the string beans should not be overcooked and it is the same with other vegetables. I have used generous amount of pork on this dish and I would suggest the same and you could not go wrong, the resultant dish would be as good. Here is the recipe of my Ginataang Sitaw, String Beans in Coconut Milk.


250 grams pork belly, boiled, cut into strips
1 large size string beans, trimmed, cut into 2” lengths
1 can canned coconut cream
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small size onion, chopped
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
1-2 tbsp. bagoong alamang
1-2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 pcs. red/green chili sliced
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Ginataang Sitaw - Cooking Procedure

In a sauce pan sauté garlic, ginger and onion until fragrant. Add in the pork, fish sauce and bagoong alamang, continue to stir cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add in 2/3 of the coconut cream and about 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to about half, while stirring as often as possible. Now add in the remaining coconut milk, string beans and chili, continue to stir cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the string beans are just cooked. Serve hot with a lot of rice.


  1. Ginataang gulay favorite ko po ito nakakagutom.My mom used to cook this at home twice a week.


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