Ginataang Kuhol Recipe (Snails in Coconut Milk)

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 27, 2020

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This Ginataang Kuhol Recipe is One of the Best Filipino Food that commonly seen in Provinces.

If you grew up in the provinces, most probably eating snails is not a foreign thing for you to do.

Boiled and stewed together with tomatoes and served with bagoong, or cooked in coconut milk, you are down to eat snails to the shock of others who were not so lucky to have your experience.

Ginataang Kuhol Recipe (Snails in Coconut Milk)

Snails caught in the farmlands or along the river are actually edible and with the right ingredients, one would surely enjoy this delicacy, even if the one in question was not used to eating it.

In this incarnation, we will follow the Ginataang Kuhol Recipe. One that surely lends the taste of the coconut milk to the snail.

In preparing Ginataang Kuhol, it is important that you make sure that the snails are clean and the vendor’s source is also clean.

If you are in the provinces, this would be easy to get from farms and rivers and if bought from the vendor, they would tell you that it did come from these places.

However, in a city like Manila, be sure and that the snails you bought are actually clean or else you’ll end up buying a kilo of snails acquired from the somewhere dirty.

Ginataang Kuhol

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Ginataang kuhol recipe (snails in coconut milk)

This Ginataang Kuhol Recipe is One of the Best Filipino Food that commonly seen in Provinces. If you grew up in the provinces, most probably eating snails is not a foreign thing for you to do.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Ginataang, Kuhol, Snail
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 461kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10


  • 1 kg kuhol soaked in water for an hour and tail ends removed
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 cloves garlic pounded
  • 3 thumb-sized ginger crushed
  • 3 pcs labuyo chopped
  • 1 pc lime
  • 1 stalk lemongrass pounded
  • fish sauce to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • spring onions for garnish


  • In a pot, cook the coconut milk, with the ginger, lemongrass, onions and garlic. Bring to boil, while constantly stirring. Cook for about 5-10 minutes
  • Add the kuhol and season with fish sauce, ground pepper, and sugar. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add the spinach. Remove from heat.
  • In another pan, melt butter and add labuyo. Wait until butter is a little brown then turn off heat and squeeze a little lime juice.
  • Drizzle chili lime butter onto snails and garnish with chopped spring onions.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.