Wednesday, June 20, 2012

kusina xprmnt: gising-gising na bicol express w/ quail eggs

i'm in the mood to cook lately... :-) nothing unusual, but i find it odd that i want to cook dishes that i've tried once or twice before and although i love it, i just didn't get to eat it again....because either it never exists in any resto here in zamboanga or i'm just too lazy to prepare the dish...

so here's a Kapampangan dish i learned from a former boss which insisted that i try it... and since i'm the type who dissect a dish ingredient by ingredient, my first Gising Gising was no exception... :-) i love the creamy coconut milk, the way it blended with the shrimp paste and the beans' taste ...   

they usually use baguio beans for this, but i experimented with sitawa neighbor passed by our house days ago selling her harvest for only 30pesos! i bought all of it, so i have more than enough for my gising gising experiment. I coined this dish as Gising Gising na Bicol express because i made the pork cuts a bit bigger so that the outcome looked like a Gising gising and Bicol Express combined... :-)

so here's how this easy experiment's done....



what you'll need:
2 strings of sitaw (string beans) cut into small pieces
coconut milk from 1 coconut
tablespoon (or 2) of shrimp paste or bagoong
pork (as many as you like), cut into bite sizes; separate fats from meat
12pcs quail eggs
garlic, minced
onions, minced
salt & pepper & soy sauce


how to do it:
1) place all the pork fat in a pan and let it cook in its own oil. 
2) if there's enough oil released from the pork fat, saute onion, garlic and shrimp paste.
3) place the rest of the pork, season with salt, pepper and soy sauce... adjust according to desired taste.
4) once pork mean is cooked as desired and the taste is already good, place the sitaw and let it cook for 1-2minutes.
5) pour in the coconut milk and let it cook until the sauce is a bit creamy and the veggie is still not overly done.
6) top the boiked quail eggs before serving.







49 comments:

  1. ohmigosh! it's only 11am pero nagutom na ako sa post mo hehhee...i'll try to cook that. thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  2. I'm a veggie but this seems delicious :)

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  3. Will this work with other meats? This looks so yummy but I'm a no-pork person now haha

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  4. You know what, I cook but I am only able to do it because I copy recipes from the web. Ito yung dream ko, to experiment, pero I can't do it. Hehe! It was really nice to have found your blog... by the way, if you have time, I have a contest running on my blog and I'd love it if you could join: http://www.thedramaqueencantellstories.com/2012/06/drama-queen-giveaway-alert-how-about.html

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  5. Ooohhhh, spiciness! By chance, can we substitute the pork with other meat?

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    1. i think so... :-) i think chicken would also be nice! :-) or shrimps!!!!

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  6. na curious namn ako sa recipe. too bad though, i'm allergic to shrimp paste. but i will try this recipe. baka magustuhan ni hubby dear.

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    1. i think removing the shrimp paste would still make this dish ok... :-)

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  7. Hmmm, looks yummy! I like the quail eggs.

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  8. I haven't cooked anything with coconut milk, it's because I'm really not fond of gata. But my husband does..

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  9. yumm.....sarap nyan with an ice cold coke. spicy and super cold drink = perfect combination.

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    1. hihihi! naman! super agree ako jan! para ngang may kulang kung walang super cold coke! hahaha

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  10. wow really nice, so your a bicolana too? from where are you? nice share, now, i'm hungry.

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    1. hello! im not po... im from zamboanga city... but i loooove bicol food! i spent 4years of my college surrounded with bicolanas for my dormmates... :-)

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  11. This looks really good. I love spicy food and you are making me hungry! It's 3am in the morning. Gah!

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  12. that looks good... :)
    can i grab your recipe? i would like to try it too!

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  13. waah... that's bawal for my GERD!

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  14. I love bicol express. Will try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. wow.. looks yummy. i'm curious about the taste. I love quail eggs!

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  16. I'll add this to our menu next week! Looks yum!

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  17. EMEGED ANG SARAPPPPPPPPPP!! I love bicol express and i love quail eggs. Parang perfect combination!

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  18. *drooling while commenting*
    i'd look for something like that to eat now...

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  19. with quail eggs talaga first time to know it ah .. I already copied your recipe, thanks for sharing i will cook this one =)Looks yummy eh and lately nahihilig ako sa spicy foods )

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  20. Wow...mukhang masarap to. Mahilig ako sa mga ginataang gulay and I think this is a must try. Copied your recipe. Will try this very soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Sa ingredients and the looks of it, and tagging it as kapampangan dish, talagang masarap na. Proven na talaga na ang kapampangan dishes ay masarap..Proven yan dahil wife is a kapampangan....Magaling ding mag experiment. BTW, I followed your photography blog last time before I became a full swing travel blogger. Continue your craft. I love your photos.

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  22. I should cook this one sometime for a change. Nakakasawa na ang plaging fried and sinigang....heheheh

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  23. WOw this is really a good recipe to taste! Cannot wait for Lunch.. ah it is almost lunch time na pala. anyways thanks for posting your recipe on the site. My mom can try this in next days! Continue experimenting new dishes thanks!

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  24. oh, it looks so yummy, i love gata!
    matry nga ito next time...thanks

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  25. I love Bicol Express. Nagutom ako bigla. I wanted to give cooking a try this year and it's already July. I better start.

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  26. That's a great recipe twist. Looks delicious!

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  27. Wow parang masarap. Ma-try nga. I love bicol express but I've ever tried this before. Thanks!

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  28. this looks delish + when i read your recipe it sounds easy enough to do! i am not much of a cook so i do away with coconut milk as much as possible,but this looks like something i can try! + i love bicol express!

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  29. Wow! Sarap nyan! Luto kami ng Bicol Express soon! Hehe.

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  30. How I wish makakakain ulit ako ng onion at garlic. Cuz I miss flavored dishes. =(

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  31. I tried this at Abe's...and i loved it! it have to try Charm's gising gising!!!

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  32. hello. This is my first time to actually know that there is such a Filipino dish as gising gising. Thanks for sharing. this one looks really smashing. Thanks for droppin by my blog by the way and for the nicest comment. Goodluck to us confused bloggers (am out of that confused stage though). Following you back!

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  33. Thanks for dropping by my blog, hopefully you've enjoyed visiting. My husband loves Bicol dishes, but I cannot seem to make it right. Will try this soon!:)

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  34. Thanks for dropping by my blog, hopefully you have enjoyed your visit. My husband loves anything with coconut milk and sili... I have to make this for him soon!

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  35. I never thought of adding quail eggs on gising gising, looks like a great addition

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  36. I already did this gising-gising using bagiuo beans but haven't tried putting quail eggs.

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  37. wow I love bicol express but I don't know what gising gising is. ^_^ Quail eggs are yumm <3

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  38. Looks yummy! Maybe I'll try to cook this as well. Cheers for sharing :D

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  39. wow thanks for sharing this recipe, my hubby is recently into hot spicy food and eggs are his favorite. :)

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  40. I've been wanting to try this! thanks :)

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  41. I love quail eggs so this is a must try. Daddy cooked gising gising using baguio beans naman.

    Mommy Maye2

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