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Monggo Guisado Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/4 cup mung beans soaked in 1 1/2 cups water (overnight)
  • 3/4 cups fish flakes
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons bagoong isda
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes canned or 3 fresh plum tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  • Saute the onion and garlic.
  • Once the onion becomes soft, add the fish flakes and continue to cook in medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Put-in the mung beans. Stir, add the bagoong isda, and 1 cup water. Cover and cook for 15 to 18 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
  • Sprinkle some ground black pepper and then add the spinach. Stir.
  • Add more water (around 1 cup or more as needed). Let boil and cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Adjust the taste by adding more bagoong isda (only of needed).
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 4g