Ginisang Monggo with Chicharon

Ginisang Munggo is such a staple in our household because it’s just one of my favorite ulam EVER! Some sautés this with pork belly, some with dried micro shrimps (hibe), and some with shrimp. I prefer to flavor it with flaked smoked fish (tinapa) and nothing else. Then I add tons of Ampalaya leaves. There are times when I top it with chicharon or pork rinds and there are times when I top it with fried chinese sausage.

I love my Ginisang Monggo with a little bit more soup than usual because of the amount of Ampalaya leaves I put in it. And the way I eat it — usually soup style lang without any rice. We usually have it for lunch, then I also eat it for merienda… and dinner. Yes, Ginisang Monggo addict lang.

Anyway, after today, pahinga muna sa Ginisang Monggo ng mga three months because I am planning on going on an LCIF Diet or Low Carb with Intermittent Fasting Diet. Try lang, sana kayanin ko diba? LOL!  


Ginisang Monggo with Chicharon

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 2 cups green mung beans (monggo);
  • boiled in 6 cups water
  • 1 cup flaked smoked fish (tinapa)
  • 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)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or
  • Salt to taste
  • pork chicharon for garnish


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

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23 Responses

  1. Ang sarap! Kami momshie kahit hindi Friday nagmumunggo kami, masarap na isa pa sa mga murang ulam. Madami kana maluluto for the whole family pwede kapa mamigay kay kumare. ☺

    1. Hmmmm…. Sige momshie gagawin ko din yan mamayang dinner kakamiss mag munggo hindi na ako nakakapagluto nyan ah matagal tagal na din. ☺ Thanks for sharing. .

  2. This makes me hungry! I’m not a big fan of monggo, but the chicharon’s making me want to eat it, haha!

  3. I don’t eat those ingredients alone but this one looks really nice and yummy, I might taste monggo again after X years lol

  4. What an interesting and unique dish. I have never heard of this before in my life. But I am always open to learning about new food combos!

  5. I’ve never heard of this kind of recipe before. It looks so good and I can’t wait to try it!

  6. My printer isn’t working at the moment so I just wrote this entire recipe out lol. I’ve got to try this if I can find mung beans. Some of the ingredients might be hard to find around here but I go out of town shopping a lot.

  7. OK just looking at this makes me want to take a spoonful. It looks like it is delicious. I most definitely need to try and make some for myself.

  8. Oh wow, it looks so delicious. I don’t think I’ve tried anything like this before. The recipe looks amazing, and looking at the picture makes me starving! ~ Ola @ WanderWithola

  9. That is one healthy bowl of goodness! I would really like to make it at home, could work as very nutritious comfort food.
    – Nandita

  10. This sounds so flavorful and delicious! I’ve never made this before at home, but I would like to try.

  11. I have tried any type of food from the Philippines. I do love a good soup, though. This looks really good, even though I have never tasted many of the ingredients before. I guess I need to get more adventurous.

  12. I have never had the pleasure of trying Ginisang Monggo before, but it looks so yummy. It’s been so long since I’ve made anything with mung beans. Can’t wait to try!

  13. Such a beautiful dish. Have to skip meat and fish but I’m saving your recipe to recreate a vegan option. Thanks for sharing x

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

  15. Eto po talaga niluluto nmin version ng munggo with chicharon minsan po malunggay kasama , sarap po talaga nito healthy pa🤩😋 thanks for sharing this healthy recipe 😇

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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