Guinisang Monggo (Monggo Guisado)

Guinisang Monggo (Monggo Guisado)

That one dish that has to be cooked on Fridays….. I cooked on a Saturday.

You know the Filipino Catholic tradition of not eating meat during Good Fridays, right? And Guinisang Monggo is part of that tradition because (1) you can cook this without meat and it will taste as delicious and (2) it’s really cheap. Filipinos has carried over this tradition on every fridays of the week. So you’ll probably find this in most lunch and dinner table come friday.

Yep, I broke the rule people. Forgive me. I had been craving for Guinisang Munngo since two fridays ago. The menu was planned meticulously which includes THIS as lunch. Guess what? I had to be out whole day last friday. Of course, THIS had to happen the very next day.

It was paired with Longganisa (Filipino sausage), and instead of the usual Pork Chicharon (pork rinds) sprinkled on top, I put Mushroom Chicharon (pa-healthy nga eh).

Guinisang Monggo (Monggo Guisado)

I used to call this version Munggonisa because it has slices of fried Chinese sausage in it. Munggo came from mung beans and nisa, came from Longganisang Macao which is the Chinese sausage.

This is one of the healthiest soup I know. Some version of this has pork belly pieces and some has shrimps. I like it plain and just pair it up with something fried like fish or longganisa then a steaming bowl of rice.

Hope you had a nice weekend. Mine’s awesome. Bring it on Monday.


Guinisang Monggo (Monggo Guisado)

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 2 cups green mung beans (monggo);
  • boiled in 6 cups water
  • 1 cup flaked smoked fish (tinapa)
  • 2 tbsp hibe or dried small shrimps
  • 1 pork cube ( I used Knorr pork cube)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups bitter melon leaves (or more, if you’re like me)
  • 2 pcs Chinese sausage, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or
  • Salt to taste
  • Mushroom chicharon (or pork chicharon) for garnish


  1. Fry slices of chinese sausage and set aside.
  2. In a pot, sauté garlic, onion and tomato in oil until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add tinapa flakes and hibe and saute for a minute.
  4. Pour in boiled beans including soup. Add in pork cube.
  5. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add more water if it becomes too thick.
  7. Season with fish sauce or salt.
  8. Add bitter melon leaves and simmer for another 10 seconds more minutes.
  9. Serve hot topped with the fried chinese sausage slices and mushroom chicharon

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34 Responses

  1. It looks hearty and very delicious. I have never had mung beans prepared this way and now I am really tempted to give this one a try too. So perfect for the weather we have here.

  2. I love monggo! I always expect it in our friday menu paired with galunggong! But I would love to try your recipe, I just hope the family would like it. 😉

  3. I’ve noticed that we’ve been having Mongo every Friday for the past weeks. I asked our house help nga if she had it scheduled every Friday. Lol. Now, I know that it’s tradition. I didn’t know that it can be cooked with longanisa. I will have to try it myself.

  4. I used to hate mongo. But when i have my family na, i cook mongo because its one of the most convenient and easy recipes i know. My boys love mongo, too. I will copy your recipe and put those cherry tomatoes. I used to slice my tomatoes e pero it looks like mas malasa kapag buo then i let the skin crack.

  5. It looks so yummy! My daughter loves Mongo soup too and she calls it “Mongo-gulat” because she happened to see an advertisement one time coining “mongo-gulat”. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  6. Yum! I love ginisang monggo too! And you are not alone sissy, I do cook this menu too on other days too, not just during Fridays! Haha

  7. Oh my gosh I am drooling over the pictures, especially the first one! I love ginisang monggo, although I’ve never tried using longganisa with it pa.

  8. I’ve cooked guinisang monggo a lot of times before but never with longganisa. What a great idea! I’ll try this soon.

  9. I used to hate this dish as I am no fan of monggo. Ewww! I’ve learned to like it though especially with squash. Good thing because it’s supposed to be super healthy, right?

  10. I don’t love monggo but this looks yummy!!! I’ll ask my hubby to make it as he’s the cook in the family 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Ang special naman ng monggo na ito, usually ako chicharon lang, pero sa recipe lahat ng paborito kong sangkap present. pang restaurant ito, yum 🙂

  12. Oh I love this recipe with mushroom I made it for our lunch with fried fish & I love it thnx for the recipe you made my da?

  13. That’s so awesome recipe talga.. ang sarap ipartnert sa toyo momsh. Kumakain din ang mga kids nyan . ?

  14. Wow Ang sasarap naman nito ma gustong gusto namin Ang Monggo . Sarap nitong ulam . Sobrang healthy pa .

  15. Yes po mommy peach 😊 thanks for sharing this yummy and healthy recipe😋 hindi ko pa po natry ung may ksamang sausage , kakaibang po ito para sa kin🤩 great dish lalo na pag pag friday😍

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