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Mommy Bonz, who blogs over at Bonz World (World of Food and Health), with her blog post: Shopping and Food Last Weekend.

Food always tastes exceptionally good when shared with family and friends. Most of the time we just can't help getting second servings with the goodies spread right in front of us (all the while talking and laughing with our companions)! Looks like Mommy Bonz and her family had a wonderful time eating out that day. Want to know more? Then do check out her site,

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My food post is another personal fave: Monggo (Mung beans)


  • mung beans (soaked overnight)
  • tomatoes, malunggay leaves (moringa), bell pepper, red onions, garlic
  • salt, pepper, soy sauce (just a drop, or two)
  • cooking oil for sauteing
  • fish sauce and chicken stock (both optional)


  • Boil mung beans in water until soft and mushy, with a pinch of salt.
  • Heat another pot and saute tomatoes, bell pepper, red onions, and garlic.
  • Dump the boiled mung beans in the pot, liquid and all. Let simmer for a bit, then taste accordingly (here's where you add the soy sauce/fish sauce/pepper/salt). Add the malunggay/moringa leaves. You may opt to add stock (we like chicken stock, but it's entirely up to you) if it's too dry.
  • Once satisfied, serve immediately. Perfect with steamed rice. I also like it sometimes with a crusty loaf.

There are loads of variations with this dish and that's what I love about it: the variety and versatility! Both my sons like eating this dish (though my youngest doesn't eat the bell peppers, lol). This was regularly served when I was growing up (sometimes meat was added, or a different veggie - like the bitter gourd leaf! - mixed in; whatever was readily available that time) so it has been added to my long list of comfort foods. lol. I personally like it without meat, though. :D

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15 shared thoughts:

Unknown at: Fri May 18, 12:14:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i was craving for ginisang monggo last week and even asked my brother to cook. i thought i still had monggo in the pantry, wala na pala. natakam ako sa pictures mo!:p

Arlene at: Fri May 18, 01:25:00 AM GMT+8 said...

paborito ko rin ang monggo --either ginisang monggo, plain boiled monggo with lots of malunggay, and the best is ginataang monggo. ^^

i played again this week Mhai.

maiylah at: Fri May 18, 02:01:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i see lots of us like this dish! lol.
many thanks, LM and Arlene :)

imriz at: Fri May 18, 02:32:00 AM GMT+8 said...

me too, me too. and, you should see how my kids enjoyed munggo. in big serving bowls! instead of fish sauce, i used shrimp paste and topped with dahon ng ampalaya at saka chicharon. minemeryenda pa nila. lol

Julie at: Fri May 18, 06:56:00 AM GMT+8 said...

As a child I was not fond of monggo, I don't know why. I still have a pack here, not the whole monggo though for these are slightly pounded, which I hope I can cook later today.

Zenserly at: Fri May 18, 07:34:00 AM GMT+8 said...

monggo beans is our all time family favorite!! love how you presented it here...I think I will cook it for dinner today again haha,

bonz at: Fri May 18, 08:07:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks for the feature, sis! :)
will submit my food friday post in a little while. :)

Oggi at: Fri May 18, 09:17:00 AM GMT+8 said...

My all-time favorite. I love the photo of uncooked munggo. Ganda.:)

Intelliblog at: Fri May 18, 08:19:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Beans are nutritious, healthful and very tasty. Thanks for the mung bean recipe, will try it out!

Jenn at: Fri May 18, 10:05:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I usually go for dahon ng ampalaya kasi tinatamad akong maggawa ng dahon ng malunggay...pero madalas we go for spinach kasi ayaw ni sis ng ampalaya. :)

anney at: Fri May 18, 10:16:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Kami naman ampalaya leaves ang nilalagay at gusto ko marami talaga.

Jessica Cassidy at: Sat May 19, 04:58:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love monggo beans Sis :-) I miss eating it so very much :-) Thank you for hosting Food Friday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend Sis and to your family too.

Iska at: Sat May 19, 02:51:00 PM GMT+8 said...

This is comfort food! Love it with well-cooked fatty pork :-) And wow.. malunggay! Been a while since I've had that.

Tetcha at: Mon May 21, 02:55:00 PM GMT+8 said...

We cook mung beans at home every other week. That's because it's healthy and yummy!

maiylah at: Thu May 24, 06:40:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks so much for the visits, links, and comments! much much appreciated! <3

ps. Sis (Jessica Cassidy) i wasn't able to visit your site..seems you have a database error. but will try again later and check. :)

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