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How to Cook Sauteed String Beans with Shrimp Paste

Sauteed string beans or ginisang sitaw is one of the most common vegetable recipes that is easy to cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginisang sitaw, sauteed stringbeans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Manny


  • 15 to 20 pcs string beans or sitaw cut into 2" long
  • 200 grams pork cut into small cubes
  • 4 to 5 pcs small gabi or taro roots peeled and cut into 4 pcs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 to 3 to matoes sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup shrimp paste or bagoong alamang
  • 1 tsp. MSG (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil


How to cook Sauteed String Beans with Shrimp Paste:

  • Boil pork cubes in 1/4 cup water. Cook until tender and set aside.
  • Saute garlic until brown. Add onion and tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add pork and bagoong alamang then stir cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add gabi and pour in 1/2 cup water. Cover and continue cooking.
  • Add string beans when taro roots are almost cooked.
  • Add another 1/2 cup water and cook until string beans are done but not overcooked.