Ginataang Alimango at Langka

Ginataang Langka at Alimasag

Philippines have an array of choices when it comes to seafood and vegetable curries, this one is one of the many variations and you have to trust me it is really good. This dish is made with crabs and young jackfruit cooked in coconut milk with chillies, it works well with freshly cooked jasmine rice and eating it the Filipino way only by hands served on banana leaf. I remember we cook a lot of this dish when I was young, my grandmother being a Bicolana loves dishes with coconut milk and chillies and there isn’t a week that will pass where she will not prepare curries similar to this, dishes like laing, ginataang kalabasa and ginataang isda are the usual viands we had.


Ginataang Alimango at Langka

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Guinataang Alimango at Langka is a dish made out of crabs and young jackfruit cooked in coconut milk, it works well with freshly cooked jasmine rice and eating it the Filipino way only by hands.



  • 1215 pcs medium sized paddle crabs
  • 2 500g can young jackfruit, sliced
  • 8 pcs green chillies
  • 800 ml coconut milk
  • 200 ml coconut cream
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ thumb size ginger, sliced
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic, onions and ginger.
  2. Add coconut milk, chillies and paddle crabs, bring to a boil then simmer in medium heat for 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the crabs, set it aside and add the jackfruit. Continue to simmer in high heat uncovered for 15 minutes or until coconut milk dries up and becomes oily.
  4. Add the remaining coconut cream and the crabs, simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper, serve.

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  1. As you know, crab is my favourite! Not sure I have eaten paddle crab though and what a great presentation.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. What an interesting seafood curry, Raymund! The addition of jackfruit in the curry brings a bit of sweetness and also exotic element to it.

  3. Kristy says:

    You know I love crab and these look phenomenal. I’ve never had crab in a curry before. I’m sure I would love it!

  4. Crab on pork belly? Oh la la!

  5. oh my god, so tasty and pricey dish,
    this would cost me more than 45 minutes on treadmill

  6. Love the use of exotic jackfruit in this recipe. Sounds so intriguing 🙂

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    If I wasn’t allergic to crab…I’d enjoy this meal THOROUGHLY like I used to!!!!! Man this looks so delicious.

  8. Sounds like a good recipe to experiment with the blue crabs available in Maryland.

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