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Ginataang Monggo with Pork Recipe

How to Cook Ginataang Monggo with Pork.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 7 ounces mung beans soaked in 4 cups water overnight
  • 1 Knorr Pork Cube
  • 1/2 lb pork belly sliced into thin small pieces
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup ampalaya leaves
  • 4 pieces Thai chili pepper optional
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 to 6 cups water


  • Heat a cooking pot.
  • Put the pork into the pot. Sear until oil is extracted.
  • Add onion and garlic. Saute until onion becomes soft.
  • Add the mung beans. Stir. Continue to saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Note: the texture of the monggo should be soft as a result of soaking in water overnight.
  • Pour-in 4 cups water and then add coconut milk. Let boil.
  • Add Knorr Pork Cube. Stir. Cover and cook between low to medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes. Note: add more water if the liquid starts to dry-up.
  • Put the greens (ampalaya leaves and spinach) and chili pepper into the pot. Cover the pot and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce (patis) and ground black pepper. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy.


Serving: 6g