Adabong Hipon sa Gata Recipe


  • 2 lb. shrimp, with shell and head (cleaned)
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 6 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon white or cane vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the garlic and whole peppercorn once the oil becomes hot. Cook until the garlic turns medium brown.
  3. Put-in the Shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes or until the color of the shrimp turns orangey.
  4. Pour-in the soy sauce and water. Stir and let boil. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the dried bay leaves and vinegar. Cover. Let boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Pour-in the coconut milk. Let boil and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the pan and arrange in a serving bowl.
  8. Meanwhile continue to cook the sauce until it becomes thick. Pour the sauce over the shrimp in the serving bowl.
  9. Serve. Share and enjoy.

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