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Ginataang Santol (Sinantolan) Recipe

This is a recipe for sinantolan or ginataang santol.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Ginataan
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 4 pieces santol peeled and seeds removed
  • 1/4 lb. ground pork
  • 3 cups coconut cream
  • 2 pieces long green pepper siling pansigang sliced crosswise
  • 5 pieces Thai chili or siling labuyo
  • 3 tablespoons shrimp paste
  • 1 medium red onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Mince (cut into very small pieces) the santol using a food processor. Note: you can also do it manually, if preferred.
  • Place the minced santol in the middle of a cheese cloth. Secure the santol inside the cloth and then wring until all the liquid comes out. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion.
  • Once the onion starts to get translucent, add the ground pork. Continue to cook until the pork turns light brown.
  • Add the minced santol. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour coconut milk into the pan. Let boil. Stir and cover the pan. Continue to cook in medium heat until the liquid reduces to half.
  • Add shrimp paste, siling pansigang, ang Thai chili. Stir. Continue to cook until the liquid completely evaporates.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g