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Ginataang Puso ng Saging Recipe
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Ginataang puso ng saging recipe

The ingredients needed to make Ginataang Puso ng Saging are the following, coconut milk (Ginataan), the flower of a banana shrub, garlic, cooking oil, salt and pepper, and the optional ingredient, anchovies. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Coconut, seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • 1 banana blossom/bud (makes about 2–3 cups when thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ¼ cup hibe or dried shrimps
  • 2 pcs siling haba/ green finger chilis
  • 1 pc siling labuyo/ red bird’s eye chili (optional)
  • salt and fish sauce, to taste


  • Remove some layers of the bud (these are the dark and fibrous layers), until you reached the lighter colored and softer part.
  • Thinly slice the bud crosswise, and soak it in a bowl of water with salt to remove bitterness and discoloration. Then squeeze dry.
  • In a wok or pan, heat the coconut cream with the onions, garlic and dried shrimps (no sauteeing needed). Bring to boil while constantly stirring.
  • Then add the sliced banana blossom.
  • Season with salt or fish sauce, as preferred.
  • Add chilis (add more if you wish)
  • Cook for about 10 minutes or until banana blossom is tender.
  • Enjoy. Serve with rice!