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Ginisang Sayote with shrimp in a white serving bowl
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4.2 from 10 votes

Ginisang Sayote

Sayote guisado is easy to make and budget-friendly, too. Cooked with shrimp, tomatoes, and oyster sauce, it's nutritious and delicious. A tasty vegetable dish the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 80kcal


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into 3 to 4 pieces
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 4 sayote, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced on a bias
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add tomato and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon, until softened and release juice.
  • Add shrimp and cook just until the color changes to pink.
  • Add water and oyster sauce. Stir to disperse and bring to a boil.
  • Add sayote. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes o0r until tender yet crisp.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


The shrimp take longer to cook than the sayote and it tends to get tough and rubbery by the time the latter is tender. You can keep them from overcooking in two ways.
  1. Remove from the pan after sauteing and return back to the pan during the last 4 to 5 minutes of cook time when the sayote is just about done.
  2. Or, use hot water like in the recipe to speed up cook time.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg