Gising Gising

Gising Gising
If there is a Filipino food that I haven’t tried is one of them but that will change soon as I will be making this dish today. Gising Gising if literally translated means “Wake up – Wake up” and from the name alone you will have a hint that this dish would be spicy. I am not sure how old this dish or what the recipe is but recently I’ve seen a surge of Gising gising posts so I am tempted to make some and fix that curiosity. Choosing a recipe online is a bit hard as there are a lot of choices but luckily I saw a recipe from a blogger friend and after discovering her page I never looked for another recipe as I know that would be good. So here it is adapted from The Peach Kitchen, Thanks Peachkins!


500g green beans, sliced into small pieces
300g minced pork (30% fat)
2 tbsp bagoong or shrimp paste
2 cups coconut milk
1 cup coconut cream
4-5 pcs red chillies, sliced with seeds
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 small shallots, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper


1. In a wok, sauté garlic and shallots.
2. Add minced pork and cook while continuously stirring for 5 minutes.
3. Add coconut milk and simmer for 15 minutes in medium high heat, at this stage coconut milk will be reduced and thick.
4. Add shrimp paste and green beans, stir for 2 minutes.
5. Add coconut cream and chillies and cook for 2 more minutes.
6. Season with freshly ground black pepper then serve.

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14 thoughts on “Gising Gising

  1. With those red chillies, I can see this dish keeping anyone up (and clearing some nasal passages in the process) for pretty much half of the day :D these things go great with rice!

    Here in Manila, the popular gising-gising is from Recipes by Cafe Metro.

  2. Whoa, Now THERE’s a firey breakfast to put a rocket under you first thing in the morning… definely not hitting the snooze button after eating this one LOL.

    Personally it looks less like “wake up wake up” and more like “rocket fuel for an entire day” :)

  3. I’ve had something similar with pork and eggplant but I really, really love the combination of pork and green beans! This looks so good!

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