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How to Cook Pinais na Hipong Ilog

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo fresh water shrimps
  • hipong ilog
  • 2 cups young coconut buko, grated
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper ground
  • 1 to 2 pcs wilted banana leaves
  • 2 pcs banana leaves
  • 2 cups buko water


  • How to cook Pinais na Hipong Ilog:
  • Wash shrimps very well.Trim heads. Combine with grated buko, salt and pepper.
  • Divide mixture into 6 portions. Place 1 portion of mixture in banana leaf.
  • Top with 1 or 2 banana leaves.Wrap and secure with string. Do the same for the remaining ingredients.
  • Arrange wrapped shrimp mixture in a saucepan. Pour buko water. Boil until shrimps are cooked.
  • Drain from broth. Let cool and dry. Put each wrapped shrimp over live charcoal and broil until banana leaves are partially burned or broil in preheated oven.
  • Unwrap and serve hot. Serves 6.