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Ginataang Puso ng Saging

(Banana blossom with coconut milk)

2 pieces puso ng saging (banana blossom)
2 cups of coconut cream
2 cups of second squeeze coconut milk
1 onion sliced
1 ginger grated about 1 tablespoon
3 cloves of garlic pounded
2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
2 siling haba (long green chili)
3 pieces dried fish (bisugo or similar)
some cooking oil


1. Remove outside layer of banana blossom until you reach the lighter layer that is soft to the touch.
2. Chop banana blossom into fine bits. Sprinkle with salt and mash/knead until soft. Drain excess liquid.
2. In a casserole, start by sauteing the ginger , garlic and onion with some hot oil.
3. Pour your second squeezed coconut milk. At the first boil, add the banana blossom and dried fish. Cook on low fire for 10 minutes.
4. When the blossom is well cooked, add your pure coconut milk. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add your patis or fish sauce to correct the taste.
6. Put the siling haba.. Simmer for another 2 minutes and cut the fire.

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