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Mung beans soup is an all time favorites of Filipino, we're raise to love this dish so much! It's good with steaming hot white rice in a cold dinner time or just in a lunch with family and friends. I learned that the mung beans is nutritious and good for dieting and healthy for all ages. It has an element to eliminate bad stuff in our body . The flavor is so delicious that you forget to stop eating them, lol, There's plenty of style how to cook this thing but the traditional way is what most preferred. The housemates really love it, so there's no doubts you will love it too! Just follow my recipe! Wink.

You need:

One cup mung beans (rinsed)

Chopped chicken meat (either uncooked meat or left over chicken)
1/2 cup thin mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
small slice chopped shallot or big regular onion
4-5 cherry tomato or a regular tomato (sliced)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp soy sauce
a cup of spinach
2-3 bell peppers for garnish


In a deep cooking pot/pan boil mung beans to tenderness, approximately 30minutes to an hour it varies. In a skillet sauteed garlic, onion and tomato until fragrant. Add mushrooms and chicken meat ( i used KFC left over chicken) continuous stirring until they're brownish color. Add garlic salt, soy sauce, paprika and stir. Set aside. When mung bean is tender, poured the sauteed chicken in the pot, add water of needed, stirring occasionally. Simmer it for 10 minutes, then add bell peppers, salt and pepper to taste, simmer for another 2 minutes. Lastly, add the spinach. Serve hot with rice. Soulful food of pinoy indeed! Wink.

Enjoy Cooking!


I love monggo. With or without gata;) pwdeng karneng baboy or sinugbang bulad isagol hehe

This post is making me hungry. It makes me crave for this soup and to think it is still 3 am here in Pinas. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I haven't tried preparing this soup yet.

i miss monggo recipes! I always wanted to make one but no time to do so. I couldn't find a coconut milk here unless i go to the Philippine/Asian store. well, thanks for sharing the recipe, i might cook some soon.

Mongu beans or monggos as I fondly called it is one of my fave Filipino dish to eat. The only thing is, my housemates don't like it but I do :-) I can eat it three meals a day :-) Thank you for the recipe Momi :-)

one of my fav momi She :)

I am only one eat the monggo since hubby did not like it. So I give away some to my friend...But that looks delish...

looks scrumptious.... i am still full right now because we went to buffet after our USH tour but looking at it made me want to have some