Ginisang Repolyo

GINISANG REPOLYO (Sauteed Cabbage) is one of the cheapest yet healthiest Filipino vegetable dish. Cabbage is usually added to Pinoy meaty soups like Nilagang Baboy and Beef Bulalo. Many loves cabbage for its anti-cancer properties as it can be a rich source of vitamin C. It also has substantial amount of an amino acid called glutamine to help cure acute inflammation. It is low in calorie and usually incorporated in dieting programs. But some hates this vegetable specially to those who have problems with thyroid glands. Some says it is also causes flatulence and stops milk from a breastfeeding moms. Well, we choose what we eat. But as for me, I love this vegetable.

You may also try Ginisang Sardinas (Sauteed Sardines with Cabbage)


1 tbsp. cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 kilo lean ground pork
1/2 kilo cabbage, core removed, sliced into 1 inch strips
1 small carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
ground black pepper
fish sauce (optional)

Boil ground pork in a cup of water and a dash of salt for 10-15 minutes. Separate pork from broth. Set aside. Reserve broth.

Place skillet over medium heat. Pour oil. Saute garlic until golden brown. Add onion, saute until transluscent and aroma merged in oil. Add boiled ground pork, stir-fry, about 5 minutes. Season with fish sauce and ground pepper.

Add sliced carrots and cabbage. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Then add half cup of water. Adjust flavor by adding water or salt. Cook for 5 more minutes or until cabbage is half-cooked. And remove from fire. Don’t worry having it half-cooked because the remaining heat will let the vegetables to be cooked fully.

Serve with hot rice.

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