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Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa (Squash and String Beans in Coconut Cream Sauce)

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa, Filipino Recipe of Squash and String Beans cooked in Coconut Cream Sauce


  • 400g Pork belly, sliced into small cubes
  • 1/2 medium sized butternut, cubed
  • 1 bunch string beans, sliced into 2 inch pcs
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp bagoong monamon
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 pcs finger chillies, chopped
  • pepper
  • oil


  1. In a wok, heat up oil and brown pork pieces.
  2. Now add garlic, onion and chillies then sauté for a minute.
  3. Add butternut and string beans and stir fry until there’s a little bit of browning on the butternut.
  4. Add coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add bagoong monamon and simmer for additional 2 minutes.
  6. Season with freshly ground black pepper.