Kinamunggayang Manok is a Filipino soup dish prepared with chicken, banana blossoms and moringa leaves in a broth infused with aromatics such as ginger, garlic and red onions.
For most this will look like Tinolang Manok but for the Visayans this is a totally different dish and it’s called Kinamunggayang Manok which when directly translated means Chicken and Moringa / Malunggay leaves. So, what is the difference between tinola and this dish? The most evident difference us that the Kinamunggayang Manok uses a lot malunggay leaves as well as banana blossoms which the Tagalogs usually sees only on Kare Kare. This dish also does not use green papaya which is a key ingredient in Tinola.
Tinola and Kinamunggayang Manok both are equally delicious dish, there is a minute difference in its taste as the latter has a slight bitter but palatable because of the malunggay but this taste is usually ruled out by using garlic. Nutrition wise, I guess Kinamunggayang Manok gets the spot as malunggay is known for its antioxidants, its ability to lower blood sugar levels, ability to reduce inflammation, can lower cholesterol, plus it is rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin (B2), Vitamin A and Magnesium. So, what are you waiting for, enjoy a delicious dish while secretly getting its health benefits?