Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Finally found the time to blog my Kulinarya Cooking Club Challenge! This month's theme is Ginataan ( Coconut Creamed based dish). Thanks to Althea & Asha for the theme and for giving us the choice between sweet or savoury.

I have more  Filipino dishes with coconut milk that i've already blogged, pls. check them out ... SQUID ADOBO WITH COCONUT MILK ,   BEEF ADOBO WITH COCONUT MILK , SQUASH AND BACALAO IN COCONUT MILK and a sweet dish BIKO .

Okay can't you already tell how i love coconut milk=;)! That being said here is my challenge! Enjoy!

1 lb. shrimps, washed, cleaned shells on
1 can coconut milk
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, crushed
1 stalk lemon grass- discard the top part
1 cup bamboo shoots julienned*
2 stalks of green onions sliced small
Thai bird chili (optional)
Basil leaves (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

* Fresh bamboo shoots are better  but if you can't purchase fresh they are available in cans.

1. Saute garlic, ginger and lemon grass then add the bamboo shoots cook until tender.
2. Add the shrimp and coconut milk. Bring to a boil
3. Shrimp is cooked when it turns pink.
4. Season to taste and add the Thai bird chili if desired.
5. Discard the lemon grass. Garnish w/ green onions and basil if needed.
6. Serve with steamed white rice.


Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its colourful cuisine.Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.

The current members are:

Kath - http://www.acupcakeortwo.com/

Trisha - http://sugarlace.com/

Trissa - http://trissalicious.com/

Olive - http://www.latestrecipes.net/

Caroline - http://whenadobometfeijoada.blogspot.com/

Ninette - http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/

Peach- http://www.thepeachkitchen.com/

Althea- http://www.busogsarap.com/

Asha - http://forkspoonnknife.blogspot.com/

Malou - http://www.impromptudiva.com/

Cherrie - http://sweetcherriepie.blogspot.com/

Acdee - http://acdee.blogspot.com/
Valerie - http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/

Sheryl - http://crispywaffle.com/

Divina - http://www.sense-serendipity.com/

Anna - http://www.anniesfoodjournal.blogspot.com/

Joy - http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/

Maribel - http://www.foodgeek.webs.com/

Tressa Jen - http://www.jen-at-work.blogspot.com/

Pia - http://bisayajudkaayo.blogspot.com/

Malaka - http://thegrandinternational.com/.

Mimi - http://lapinchecocinera.blogspot.com/

Erika - http://ivoryhut.com/

Kat - http://twitter.com/alanokat


  1. Yummy, haven't tried cooking gata with labong yet, but i might try it with this recipe...delicious!

  2. this looks yummy. I've never had this before but I'll definitely give this a go. I, too love coconut milk so I'll make any dish that uses it.

  3. i love coconut milk too! anything from savory to sweet haha! i love all the flavors you fused in into this dish... the lemongrass im sure gave the punch. i would imagine the hint of lemon it infuses plus the chili and the ginger...it's mmmm good!

    btw, thanks for the "follow" in my blog... here's to knowing you more... cheers!

  4. Hello, Chef_D! I love labong esp. when fresh unfortunately this is the freshest i could get here soaked in water.

  5. Hi, Malou! For me coconut milk + lemongrass + ginger= perfect combinations for savory dishes. Well, that's what i learned from my Mom. You're welcome=;)

  6. Hello, Cherry Pie..give this a try i'm sure you'll love this as well=;)

  7. Pia, love the combination and lemongrass is a great ingredient, it gives that fresh scent to it:)

    ps. left a msg couple days back...i dunno what happen maybe i forgot to press the comment tab..LOL! *am getting old*

  8. Hi, Sigred...lami mulang! Now you made me crave for some, but i'll have to wait for summer inig season sa Asian mangoes diri;)