Ginisang Patola Recipe
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Do you want to make a simple dish featuring patola? Well, check out this ginisang patola recipe.

Patola is a vegetable or a person. Yes, in the Philippines there are patola people. It’s a slang term for those who will never ever take into consideration the welfare, gender, and even age in terms of an altercation. They thought life is about winning arguments and physical confrontation.

You know what’s the same with patola vegetables and people? You’ll love them sauteed.

Ginisang Patola recipe is one thing I love to do because first, the ingredients are cheap, and second, when cooked, patola releases this awesome flavor that you’ll surely enjoy.

This recipe features ground pork to add texture and of course, explosive taste. There are also some vegetables like tomatoes, garlic, onions, and many more.

Ginisang Patola Recipe


  • 2 medium patola – peel and chop
  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 4 pieces medium tomatoes – clean and chop
  • 1 medium red onion – peel and chop
  • 5 cloves garlic – peel and mince finely
  • Oil
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a pan, saute garlic and onion. Make sure you’ll toast the garlic first. Then, remove some before adding the onion.
  2. Add the ground pork and let it simmer.
  3. Add the 2 cups of water and let it boil for a few minutes.
  4. Put the tomatoes and let them simmer.
  5. Add the patola. Cover it and turn the stove to medium fire. Let it boil for a few minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Top with roasted garlic.
  8. Serve and enjoy.



  • A peeler is a perfect tool to remove the skin of the patola. Start by removing that sharp part with a peeler and when the skin is also smooth, you may continue removing the skin.
  • You may buy ground pork in the market but you can be assured that you are buying fresh with no innards additives by buying the meat and have it ground. Just ask your favorite vendor because most of them will grind the meat for free. You may also use a capsule cutter if you question the cleanliness of the meat grinder in the market.
  • This ginisang patola recipe is easy to do.

Written by Ringo

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