MUNGGO

Green Mung Beans
Scientific name: Vigna radiata

 

munggo
mung bean

 

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.

ginataang munggo
mung beans in coconut milk

ginisang munggo
sauteed mung beans

Hopiang mungo is 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.

Recipe in Tagalog for Ginisang Munggo

Ilaga ang munggo hanggang sa lumambot nang mabuti. Magtalop ng maraming hipon at ang mga ulo’y dikdikin at pigain ang katas.

Magprito ng bawang at sibuyas sa mantika at kung mapula na ay gisahin ang hipong tinalupan at binudburan ng asin. Kung kumukulo na, hulugan ng mga dahong alpasotes, ampalaya o kangkong kaya.