Gising – Gising

Gising-gising is a spicy dish that will really wake you up. “G-i-s-i-n-g” is a Filipino word for wake up. This is a ground pork and green beans dish cooked in coconut oil and red chilies. The first time I cooked this for my husband, he fell in love with it. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more chilies. If you don’t like heat on your food, you can get rid of it. So, if you are one of those who like some spice on their dish, this recipe is for you.

spicy gising gising
Really spicy gising-gising.

The secret ingredient is always LOVE

Aside from being a main course, This dish is also best for “Pulutan” – as food or snacks provided as an accompaniment to alcoholic drinks.

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Gising – Gising

Gising gising is a ground pork and green bean dish cooked in coconut milk. Bagoong (shrimp paste) is used to enhance the flavor. This version calls for chili to make it spicier.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: gisinggising, gren beans, ground pork
Servings: 6 people
Author: Mia


  • 1/2 kilo ground pork rinse thoroughly
  • 2 cups green beans cut into small pieces
  • 1 pc green chili pepper
  • 1 pc Siling Labuyo (Filipino bird’s eye)
  • 250 grams coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • salt & 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.
  • In a frying pan, heat cooking oil then saute garlic, onion and bagoong (shrimp paste). Add the ground pork,stir then let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • When the pork is brownish in color, put in the green beans then stir. Add the coconut milk and mix. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes or when the beans are soft.
  • Add the green chili, siling labuyo and stir. Cover again and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Taste then add salt and pepper to get the desired saltiness and spice.
  • Serve and enjoy! Bon Appetit!


  1. 4 stars
    Hi Mia,

    I love this dish. Great as rice topping and as pulutan indeed!

    Warm regards to you and Bart. Cheers!


    1. Author

      5 stars
      HI Joseph,
      Thank you, hope you enjoyed it!
      Give my regards to your family. Bon Appetit!

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