Ginisang Monggo (Mung Beans Soup)
Monggo or Munggo is a very small bean that is internationally know as Mung beans or lentil. This is very abundant here in the Philippines as this one easily grows and multiply in any type of soil.
Monggo has been widely used in the Philippines, from appetizers to desserts. But one of the most popular way to cook this is by making a soup dish, locally known as “Ginisang Monggo.”
Ginisang Monggo or Mug Bean Soup is a dish where the hard monggo beans are boiled until is softens. Some just cook it until it softens, but here in our house we cook it until the flesh of monggo breaks and will turn the water into light brown color and thicker. I love this dish with spicy fish sauce.
Here are the ingredients to make this soup:
- 1 1/2 cup of monggo or mung beans
- 1/2 kilo pork, separate the fat part
- 3 medium tomato, chopped
- Ampalaya leaves
- 1 medium onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper
- In a separate pan, cook the monggo beans until it breaks down.
- Sangkutsa the fat, add little water then continue to boil until the fat became crispy and released oil.
- Using the oil from the fat, saute garlic, onions and tomato.
- Add the meat and simmer for a while.
- Add the monggo and continue to boil.
- Add more water and boil.
- Add salt, pepper and seasonings to taste.
- Add the ampalaya leaves and simmer for a while.
- Top with chicharon.
You can replace the salt with bagoong isda or patis.