Stir Fried French Beans and Pork (Baguio Beans Guisado)

 

Ginisang Baguio Beans 1I am not sure why we call French beans as Baguio beans back in the Philippines, maybe because it only grows there? Or majority of comes from that region? Baguio for those who doesn’t know where or what it is, is a place in Philippines where good vegetables and fruits grow thanks to its cool climate. Having said that most of the vegetables sold in the Luzon Island come from this region, I still remember early hours in the morning back in Manila you see lots of delivery trucks coming from Baguio delivering fresh produce in wet markets. These early hours in the morning is also the most preferred time of housewives to shop in the market as they will be able to pick the best of what’s freshly delivered.

Baguio is not only known by its fruits and vegetables it is also known as the summer capital of the Philippines. People love visiting this place starting from March up to May to escape the hot and humid weather in Manila. I spent my 2 years of University life there, it is a very nice place, green and flowers everywhere, no traffic, air is clean, food is fresh and cheap, climate is the best you can get in the Philippines and the quality of life was great. It’s a really nice place to go to so if you visit my country in the future put this in your itinerary and while there try to check out interesting places near Baguio like Sagada, Banaue Rice Terraces and Beaches of La Union.

Going back to this dish, I guess this is one of the popular vegetable dishes in the Philippines mainly because it’s one of the quick and easy to prepare and the ingredients are also simple and cheap.

Stir Fried French Beans and Pork (Baguio Beans Guisado)
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 300g French beans, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 300g Pork belly, sliced into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 medium sized red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
Instructions
  1. In a wok add oil and sauté garlic and onion in high heat.
  2. Add pork and stir fry until cooked and brown and crispy.
  3. Add French beans and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add soy sauce, brown sugar mix for 1 more minute and season with freshly ground black pepper.

 

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  1. Pork belly & French beans are the ultimate pairing. Stunning photos as always Raymund. I love the way that green from the beans, complements that deep purple in the blouse too.

  2. This looks incredible. I am hungry just looking at the photo! Thanks for the inspiration!! X

  3. Karen says:

    Pork gives so much flavor to beans…this dish sounds delicious.

  4. Shobelyn says:

    My Raymund, how can you not eat too much with these foods you are cooking? So delicious.
    Baguio was indeed a very nice place. It is almost similar to spring here in the US.

  5. Ok. so french beans pala ang tawag sa Baguio Beans. I thought, french beans is the smaller kind of beans..

    This is one of my favorite ulams, Ray! Love the photo!

  6. Kristy says:

    You have quite the way of making me want to eat green vegetables. This sounds really good!

  7. This looks so yummy, and I love how fast it comes together.

  8. My mom used to ‘blanch’ a.k.a. deep fried the french bean first and dip it in icey water before stir fry it….
    trust me it’s caramelised taste pretty damn good Ray!!!

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