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Mung Bean Soup (Guisadong Monggo) 2

Mung Bean Soup (Guisadong Monggo)

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 1 cup green mung beans
  • 1 liter pork or chicken stock
  • 300g pork belly cubed (1 cm x 1cm)
  • 1 cup shrimps, shelled
  • 1/2 cup flaked tinapa, optional
  • 1 bunch spinach or watercress
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a pot saute garlic in oil until golden brown, remove garlic from pan then set aside.
  2. Add pork and fry until golden brown and crispy, remove pork from pan then set aside.
  3. Add mung beans and stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 mins to 1 hour until the beans are really soft and mushy. Add water if the soup is too thick for your preference
  4. Add the shrimps, tinapa and cooked pork, then simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and flavour with fish sauce and pepper.