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Top: Gising-gising with pork;
Bottom:Gising-gising from Cebu with yardlong beans
Alternative names
  • Ginataang sigarilyas;
  • Ginataang carabansos
CourseMain course
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateNueva Ecija, Pampanga
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientswinged beans, shrimp paste, labuyo chili, coconut milk, garlic, onions, ground meat or seafood

Gising-gising, also known as ginataang sigarilyas, is a spicy Filipino vegetable soup or stew originating from the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Pampanga in the Philippines. It is traditionally made with chopped winged beans (sigarillas or sigarilyas), and coconut milk spiced with labuyo chili, garlic, onions, and bagoong alamang (shrimp paste).[1] The name literally means "wake up, wake up". It can be eaten alone, on top of rice, or as a side dish to grilled meat dishes. It is a type of ginataan.[1][2]


The basic ingredient of gising-gising is winged beans chopped finely or into diagonal 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5.1 cm) strips. They are cooked in coconut milk with garlic, ginger, onions, bagoong alamang (shrimp paste), and siling haba and labuyo peppers.[3] The dish also commonly includes ground meat (usually pork), ground shrimp, or shredded tinapa (smoked fish).[4][5][6][7][8]


Winged beans can also be substituted with chopped yardlong beans or water spinach (kangkong). The dish can also be cooked with other seafood like squid and can include other vegetables and spices. The shrimp paste can also be replaced with commercial bouillon cubes or meat or seafood stock.[9][10][11]

A variant of the dish using calabaza is ginataang sigarilyas at kalabasa which can also be treated as a variant of ginataang kalabasa.[12]

Similar dishes[edit]

Gising-gising is very similar to the Bicolano dish Bicol Express in terms of ingredients,[1][2] to the point that spicier versions of gising-gising are sometimes referred to as "Sigarilyas Express".[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Pascual, Marie (July 12, 2013). "#FoodMemories: Gising-gising". Rappler. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Merano, Vanjo. "Gising gising Recipe (Green bean with Pork in Coconut milk)". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ginataang Sigarilyas Recipe". Pinoy Recipe At Iba Pa. October 26, 2008. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ginataang Sigarilyas With Tinapang Bangus". The Peach Kitchen. February 23, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Recipe: Ginataang Sigarilyas (Coconut Cream Winged Beans)". The Big Fat White Guy. December 23, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  6. ^ Veneracion, Connie. "Sigarilyas at tinapang bangus sa gata (winged beans and smoked milkfish in coconut milk)". Casa Veneracion. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ginataang Sigarilyas with Dilis". Delish PH. April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sigarilyas Gising Gising Recipe". Panlasang Pinoy. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Gising-Gising". Rice And Dine. Archived from the original on September 22, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Gising Gising". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gising-Gising Recipe". February 8, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ginataang Sigarilyas at Kalabasa". Kawaling Pinoy. February 9, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Sigarilyas Express". Mama's Guide Recipes. July 13, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2019.