Ginisang Monggo Recipe
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Ginisang Monggo is a staple dish of the Filipinos. Though it’s not hard to make, it requires patience.

Tomorrow is election day, and we should go out and vote. I know it’s frustrating because of the feebleness around but not voting will give the alligators a chance to use your rights for their benefits.

Though it’s late to remind everyone because the precincts will open in a few hours, I’ll still use this chance to call for a conscience-base election, which is clean, and not evil.

Educated and well-read voters who dig deeper into every personality are outnumbered by the shallow ones. However, I still believe that each and every Filipinos have the right of inclusion. So, please never manipulate the result.

Read: Ginataang sitaw at kalabasa recipe

Anyway, while I and my family members were talking about politicians, we were having dinner. Our viand is Ginisang Monggo. Of course, I cooked it.

Here is the recipe:


  • 1 cup monggo (mung beans)
  • 1/2 kilo pork, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 pieces tomatoes
  • 1 cup ampalaya leaves
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a deep pan, boil the beans and pork. Wait until the beans disintegrate. Set aside.
  2. In another pan, saute garlic and onion.
  3. Add the tomatoes.
  4. Add the mung beans and pork. Bring into a boil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from fire.
  7. Add the ampalaya leaves and cover.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

This Ginisang Monggo is much better when served with spicy fish sauce.

Written by Ringo

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