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 sitaw. a 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
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.