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Kinamunggayang Manok 2

Kinamunggayang Manok

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


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.


  • 1 kg free range chicken thighs and legs
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups malunggay leaves
  • 1 small banana blossom, shredded
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp salt, for brine
  • oil
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Soak banana blossoms in 3 cups of water with 2 tbsp salt. Set is aside for 2 hours.
  2. In a pot heat oil and sauté garlic, onions and ginger. Cook until onions are soft.
  3. Add chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes in high heat browning all sides.
  4. Add chicken stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes, if you are not using free range 20 minutes would be enough.
  5. Add banana blossom and simmer for additional 10 minutes
  6. Add malunggay leaves, cover and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Season with fish sauce and freshly ground pepper.