Guinisang Monggo (Monggo Guisado)

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  • 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