Ingredients

  • Serves 6 people
  • 500 g pork belly (cut into small cubes)

  • 400 g mung beans 

  • 1 bunch moringa leaves

  • 1 whole large red onion (sliced)

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 5 tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1.5 L water 

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • ½ tsp white/black pepper

Monggo (Mung Bean Soup)
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Monggo (Mung Bean Soup)

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Monggo, or more commonly known as mung bean, is a common ingredient in Asian cooking. It’s so versatile that you can find it in desserts, savory dishes or, in this case, a healthy and hearty soup. This version of Monggo has pork in it to give it a meatier flavor and also uses a healthy amount of another Filipino staple, the Moringa leaves. However, if you are unable to get those, you can always substitute them with spinach. Once ready, pour in a serving bowl and serve with steamed white rice.
  • Medium
  • 12 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min
  • 2 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 2 steps
  • 11 Ingredients
  • 12 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Cook the pork

    • Heat oil in a pot over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic till aromatic, about 3 minutes.
    • Toss the pork in and cook for 5 mins, or until the pork turns brown.
    Cook the pork


  2. Cook the Mung Beans

    • In the same pot, add in about 1.5L of water, 15ml vegetable oil, and mung beans in and stir. Cover the pot and allow it to boil until the mung beans become tender, about 12 minutes.
    • Season it with fish sauce, salt and pepper.
    • Turn off the heat and add in the Moringa leaves.
    Cook the Mung Beans


Plate and Serve!

Pour in a serving bowl and serve while it’s hot!

Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 6 people
    • 500 g pork belly (cut into small cubes)

    • 400 g mung beans 

    • 1 bunch moringa leaves

    • 1 whole large red onion (sliced)

    • 5 cloves garlic

    • 5 tbsp fish sauce

    • 1 tsp ground black pepper

    • 2 tsp salt

    • 1.5 L water 

    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

    • ½ tsp white/black pepper

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