This local bean dish is not only nutritious, it’s also good and easy to whip up! Ginisang monggo is a delicious stew that is usually incorporated with pork to give its broth a meatier flavor. Not a fan of pork? No problem! You could use seafoods such as shrimp to make it more suited to your taste. This dish is sure to satisfy the entire family without breaking the bank.
- 2 cups water
- 1 Cup mung bean sprouts (togue)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 kilo pork cut into strips or cubed
- 3-4 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes sliced
- 1 Cup Ampalaya (Bittermelon) leaves
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis) to taste
- Rinse the mung beans in running water.
- In a pan, boil mung beans in 2 1/2 cups water. Cook until tender.
- In another pan, heat the vegetable oil and saute the pork. Render the fat from the pork.
- Add the garlic, onion and tomatoes.
- Season with fish sauce. Cook for few minutes.
- Add the cooked mung beans together with the water.
- Add bittermelon leaves and cook for 5 minutes.