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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Eve Sison

Gisinggising is a Filipino word that means "wake up, wake up". The original recipe calls for more chili that keeps one awake but my version carries only a mild chili flavor preferred by my family. Other recipes use Baguio beans but my friends who have tasted the dish prefer water spinach (kangkong) stalks and sigarillas cuts.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For gisinggising

  • 1 md
    onion, sliced into small pieces
  • 1/4 kg
    shrimps, shells removed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 bunch
    winged beans (sigarillas), sliced diagonally, 1/2 inch long
  • 1 bunch
    string beans, cut 1/2 inch long
  • 1 bunch
    water spinach or cabbage (kangkong), stalks separated from leaves, cut into small pieces
  • 1 c
    coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 md
    chili pepper
  • salt and pepper

How To Make gisinggising

  • 1
    Saute onion and shrimps using very little oil. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add the winged beans (sigarillas), salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for another minute.
  • 3
    Add string beans, green chili pepper (siling haba) and coconut milk. Simmer for another minute.
  • 4
    Add water spinach or cabbage stalks. Allow the coconut milk to thicken.
  • 5
    Add the water spinach or cabbage leaves and cook for a few more minutes or until all the other vegetables are tender.
  • 6
    Serve with rice.