Gising-gising ala Imeon

Gising-gising, which literally means “wake up” in Filipino, traces its origins back in the town of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija. This dish is said to be unbelievably spicy that awakens your senses, thus the monicker. Are you up for the challenge?

Ingredients?! What ingredients?

  • 1/4 kilo squid, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 kilo shrimp, separate the head from the body
  • 1/4 kilo fish fillet
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 5 pcs of string beans, cut diagonally
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 5 pcs of young corn, cut diagonally
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut diagonally
  • 1/2 cup button mushroom, quartered
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small head of brocolli, cut into small pieces
  • 5 pcs spring onion, cut diagonally
  • 5 pcs parsley, minced
  • 3 leaves Nanna Cabbage, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium carrot, cut diagonally
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 pcs red chilli pepper (siling labuyo), minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

I’m staaaarving, tell me how, NOW!

  • Pour cooking oil in a heated cooking pan. Saute garlic and onion until golden brown.
  • Then, add squid, shrimp and fish and mix for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and continue to saute for 5 minutes.
  • Seasoned with black pepper, soy sauce, oyster sauce, msg and add cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil until it thickens.

Ready, Set, PAKALS! :)

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