Gising-gising (spicy pork and green beans with coconut milk)

Gising-gising (Spicy Pork and Green Beans With Coconut Milk)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 to 3
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 pork ear simmered in salted water until tender then chopped (about a cup after chopping)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 to 4 finger chilis depending on how spicy you want the dish
  • patis (fish sauce) to taste
  • 200 grams green beans stringed and cut into half-inch lengths
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream


  • Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan.
  • Add the chopped pork. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and chilis. Season with patis. Saute just until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the green beans. Pour in the coconut milk. Taste and add more patis.
  • Boil over medium heat, uncovered (to avoid curdling) and with occasional stirring, for about five minutes or until the green beans are done and the mixture is almost dry.
  • Pour in the coconut cream. Adjust the seasoning once more. Boil gently, still uncovered, for about two minutes.