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How to Cook Ginataang Langka with Tinapa Flakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Filipino Recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Cora Merano


  • 3 pounds unripe jackfruit equivalent to to 3 pounds, chopped and seeds removed
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 8 pieces hot chili pepper
  • 4 ounces tinapa flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups malunggay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons shrimp paste bagoong
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic and onion until the onion gets soft.
  • Add the chopped unripe jackfruit. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Put-in the tinapa flakes (smoked fish flakes). Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground black pepper and chili peppers.
  • Pour-in the coconut milk. Let boil. Add the shrimp paste and vinegar. Stir. Cover and cook in medium heat for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the malunggay leaves. Stir and continue to cook for 5 to10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some salt only if needed. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with a cup of warm steamed white rice.