Ginisang Upo with Shrimp

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  • 1 large upo, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato,chopped
  • 500g, shrimp, shells removed and heads set aside and deveined
  • 1 shrimp cube
  • 1 cup water
  • patis and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the shrimp heads in 1 cup water to make shrimp stock. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato in oil for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook until it turns orange.
  4. Pour in the shrimp stock and add the shrimp cube.
  5. Bring to a boil then add the upo. Simmer until cooked.
  6. Season with pepper and patis, if needed.
  7. Serve with steaming hot rice.