Spelling variations: mongo, monggo, mungo
Called balatong in other parts of the Philippines.
Mongo soup is a popular Filipino dish customarily eaten on Catholic meatless days such as Fridays and the Holy Week of the Lenten season. When meat is allowed, a few pieces of pork or shrimp are added for flavor.
mung beans in coconut milk
a Chinese-Filipino pastry filled with sweetened mung beans
Mung-bean sprouts are called togue in the Philippines and are used as filling in one variant of lumpia.