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Ginataang Kuhol (Snails in Coconut Milk)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Shellfish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginataang kuhol, golden snail
Servings: 8 servings


  • 3 kilos kuhol golden apple snails
  • 1 thumb-size fresh ginger chopped
  • 5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 1 to 2 pcs finger pepper siling haba
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup bagoong alamang
  • 1 thumb-size fresh turmeric luyang dilaw, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic cnopped
  • 1 to 5 pcs hot chilis for spicy hot ginataang kuhol


    How to cook Ginataang Kuhol

    • Wash and scrub river snails thoroughly.
    • Saute garlic until golden brown then add ginger, turmeric, onions and cook until mushy.
    • Add in bagoong and cook. Wait until all are well-blended.
    • Add kuhol and coconut milk. Cover pan tightly and cook over low heat.
    • When kuhol is tender, pour coconut cream and continue cooking.
    • Drop in finger pepper. If you prefer hot, add in chilis.
    • Wait for the sauce to thicken and oil comes to the surface.
    • Add water in case the mixture dries out.
    • Continue cooking until kuhol is tender. Serve hot.