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.

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1 medium
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 medium
chili pepper
salt and pepper

How to Make Gisinggising


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

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