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Monggo with Hibi (Mung beans with small dried shrimp)

This is a recipe for Monggo with Hibi which are Mung beans with small dried shrimp
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 cup uncooked mung beans
  • 2 to 2 ½ tablespoons hibi small dried shrimp
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons patis fish sauce
  • 5 ½ cups water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes cubed
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Boil 4 cups of water in a cooking pot. Add the mung beans and continue to boil until the beans absorb all the water. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a separate pot. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato until soft.
  • Add the hibi and mung beans. Stir.
  • Pour-in remaining water into the pot. Let boil. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the fish sauce and ground black pepper. Stir and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g