Gising gising is a quick and easy Filipino vegetable dish that you’ll certainly enjoy! Green beans and pork in coconut milk with chili peppers makes up this amazing dish.
The first time I cooked this for my husband, it was love at first bite! I’m not really surprised since a lot of Filipinos enjoy spicy ginataan dishes like this one and bicol express. It’s so simple and economical to make that it will probably be in your weekly menu.
We really enjoy this vegetable dish topped in piping hot steamed rice. It has the right amount of savory flavors but I usually spice it up a notch just the way we like it. So, if you are one who enjoys spicy dishes or would love to try gising gising, this recipe is for you.
What is Gising Gising?
Gising-gising or ginataang sigarilyas is a spicy Filipino dish that will literally wake you up. “Gising” translates to wake up and the heat that this dish packs will surely perk up your senses. It’s a local favorite in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Pampanga. It’s a budget-friendly vegetable dish that can be served as a main course or “pulutan” (food or snacks served with alcoholic drinks).
It is a winged beans or sigarilyas dish with ground pork that is cooked in coconut oil and red chilies. You can substitute sigarilyas with sitaw and adjust the spiciness by adding more chilies or skip it to make the dish more wholesome or kid-friendly.
What makes this gising gising recipe so tasty and delicious is because of one special ingredient which is bagoong or shrimp paste. It enhances the flavor and adds umami that you’ll be coming back for more.
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Gising – Gising
- 1/2 kilo ground pork (rinse thoroughly)
- 2 cups green beans (cut into small pieces)
- 1 pc green chili pepper
- 2 pcs siling labuyo (red chili (Filipino bird's eye))
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp shrimp paste
- 3 tbsp fish sauce
- salt & black pepper (to taste)
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- Rinse and drain the ground pork really well. Wash the green beans thoroughly after cutting.1/2 kilo ground pork
- In a frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat then sauté garlic, onion and bagoong (shrimp paste).2 tbsp shrimp paste, 1 medium onion, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp cooking oil
- Add and stir-fry ground pork, stir in fish sauce to incorporate and let simmer for 5 minutes.1/2 kilo ground pork, 3 tbsp fish sauce
- When the pork is brownish in color, tip in the green beans then stir.2 cups green beans
- Add the coconut milk and mix. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes or when the beans are soft.1 cup coconut milk
- Add the green chili, siling labuyo and stir. Cover again and let simmer for 10 minutes.1 pc green chili pepper, 2 pcs siling labuyo
- Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper until desired saltiness and spice is achieved. Serve and enjoy! Bon Appetit!salt & black pepper