Monggo Guisado with Dilis and Malunggay is a delicious Filipino dish composed of mung beans, dried anchovies, and moringa. This is a simple everyday dish that goes well with warm rice and more of it. There are more than a handful recipes that involves balatong or mung beans. You can mix and match the ingredients […]
It’s almost lunchtime, you woke-up realizing that you weren’t able to shop for groceries the day before. Eating out is not an option; you know that something needs to be prepared – anything. What will you do?
Improvise. Search for available food items in your pantry or fridge and make something out of them. What if you didn’t find anything? Well, stop reading this and run to the nearest grocery store, unless you plan to skip lunch. But seriously, you should be able to find something edible that’s worth whipping. Once you find something, it is up to your imagination to make lunch happen.
Munggo or Mung bean (or even green bean to some) is a seed of Vigna radiata, a plant native to India and Pakistan. Since the plant originated in Asia, it was easy to spread along the nearby countries. This seed became a hit when it reached the Philippines. Mung bean was used as an ingredient in different desserts and main dishes as well. The most famous Mung bean dish is the “Ginisang Munggo” (Sauteed Mung Bean). This dish makes use of Mung beans as the main ingredient complimented by different flavors from meat, seafood, and vegetables. A very healthy and satisfying dish that is friendly on the budget.