Pork Ribs Stewed in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Pork Ribs)

Ginataang Pork Ribs

Beware! This plate of rich and savory Pork Ribs Stewed in Coconut Milk is guaranteed to make you eat lots of rice…

Pork Ribs Stewed in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Ribs)

I must admit that this is not one of the best-looking Filipino dish I’ve made to date but I know I’ll regret it if I don’t share it with you because it tastes amazing and it’s so easy to make.

Recipes like this are perfect specially when the BER month finally hits you and life becomes hectic. I sometimes run out of idea what to cook and I go back to this. It has minimal ingredients and husbands are guaranteed to love them specially if you make them spicy! Daughters love them too but if you have a sister who lives next door and gives you a bowl of freshly cooked Adobong Pusit, then it’ll be a ribs versus squid lunch time.

Pork Ribs Stewed in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Ribs)

No contest for me, though. I took my time and savored each bite of the ribs. The coconut milk has already clotted and is a bit oily perfect for pouring over rice. You can actually just eat rice with the sauce because it’s rich and savory enough.

Plus, I love recipes with ingredients you can count with one hand. Let’s see, ribs, coconut milk, onion, cooking oil, and fish sauce to taste.

So there. I hope I’ve convinced to to make this for lunch tomorrow.


Pork Ribs Stewed in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Ribs)

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 900g Pork Ribs, cut into pieces
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • If using fresh coconut milk, 1 cup thick coconut milk (first squeeze) + 3 cups thin coconut milk (2nd squeeze)
  • If using canned, 3 cups coconut milk
  • fish sauce to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pot big enough for the ribs.
  2. Sauté the onion in oil until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add ribs and continue sautéing for about a minute until the meat of the ribs turns slightly brown.
  4. Add the 3 cups thin coconut milk (2nd squeeze).
  5. Bring it to a boil, mix well, and then simmer until ribs are tender — around 30 minutes.
  6. Pour in 1 cup thick coconut milk and fish sauce to taste.
  7. Mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce is very thick and oil has come out.
  8. You may add chili pepper to make it spicy.
  9. Serve with steaming hot rice.

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62 Responses

  1. As usual, something beautiful from your kitchen again. This time i can try this as the ingredients seem easy to find naman. Also, we love gata. Thanks, super!

  2. Oh wow, those sound delicious! I need to make these for my family because I think they will love this.

  3. This looks delicious! I have never tried it with these ingredients but I am always looking for new things! Thank you for the great post!

  4. I have to be honest, I agree with you in that it doesn’t look very appealing! But I can trust that it tastes good!

  5. I am a fan of food with coconut milk as a key ingredient. Having said that, I would certainly agree with you that this dish tastes good! ❤

  6. I love anything cooked in coconut oil. It gives the food such a unique flavor. Maybe that is why I always order coconut rice and curry at Thai restaurants.

  7. It looks super tasty. And your plating just makes it a lot more appetizing! I bet it was a hit with the family. And you’re right, there are very few ingredients, easy to prepare!

  8. My mom used to do this every weekend! That is really delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. That’s a great way to make it in the coconut milk. I wouldn’t mind trying this for my daughter!

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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