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Ginisang Patola 1

Ginisang Patola

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Ginisang Patola is a Filipino dish prepared with Luffa or Sponge gourd as a main ingredient sautéed in garlic, onions and tomato sometimes with protein such as pork or prawns.


  • 2 pcs sponge gourd (patola), peeled and sliced
  • 10 pcs brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 150 g minced pork (20% fat)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 pcs shallots, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • white pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pan heat oil then sauté garlic and onions
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft.
  3. Add minced pork then continue to cook for a minute.
  4. Add mushrooms then continue to cook for another minute.
  5. Pour chicken stock, bring heat to high and let it boil.
  6. Add the sponge gourd, continue to cook in high heat for 5 minutes or until the liquid has reduced.
  7. Season with fish sauce and white pepper, turn heat off then serve.