What's with Monggo and Friday?
Hello, Hiver Foodies!
In the Philippines, there's an Unofficial Friday Monggo Day where the most common food that you'll see in most households and even in cafeterias is this Sautéed Savory Mung Bean. Growing up, I've always been curious why. In one instance, I cooked monggo on another day of the week than Friday, and my family member asked, "Is it Friday now?"
So just to satisfy my curiosity back then, I asked my granny, "What's with Monggo and Friday?" The answer I got from her is that during the times when the Spaniards colonized the Philippines and converted mostly Filipinos into Catholic, they started practicing Meatless Friday, especially during the Lenten Season. That's where it all started. So the original recipe for sautéed mung beans is all vegetables. But since I made my own version of this recipe, I made
alot of some twists! Yes, I'm breaking tradition here! lol The recipe for mung beans I'll be sharing today contains meat!
My family strictly observes Meatless Friday during the Lenten Season, but since it's not yet Lent, Let's enjoy this Mung Bean with Pork Ribs!
My very own Ginisang Monggo (Sautéed Mung Bean).
1 cup Monggo (Mung beans)
1 tbsp garlic (minced)
1 medium onion (minced)
2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 kg pork ribs
1 pc pork cubes
Fried fish and Chicharon for toppings
1. Wash the mung beans.
I washed the beans multiple times and got rid of the ones that floated in the water because they were usually the bad ones.
2. In a pan, put washed beans and pork ribs. Bring to a boil. Simmer until become soft.
3. On separate pan, saute your aromatics garlic, onion and tomatoes.
4. Scoop some of the softened bean and include it in your sauteing pan. Mashed it!
This is my secret to making smooth and creamy soup: I mashed the beans in the pan along with the aromatics.
5. Transfer your sautéed ingredients to the boiling pan along with the rest of the beans and pork ribs. Simmer until it thickens.
6. Add the moringa leaves.
The original recipe used young bittermelon leaves, but since my kids don't like it, I used moringa as a healthier alternative.
This dish pairs best with fried fish, so I also cooked Paksiw na Galunggong (fish stew) and then fried it.
I topped it with the fried fish and chicharon.
Done and dusted!
My kids finished 2 servings of rice mixed with sauteed mung bean! That's how they loved it!
Till my next dish! Thanks for reading!
All images used in this post are mine.
Haa iba tlaga ang Pinas sis ano? Gusto ko din ang monggo kaso may sumasakit nang kasukasuhan kinabukasan eh. Haha. Tanda na yata masyado ng katawan ko
hahahaha proven na ba sis na man nasakit pag nakain ka ng monggo? Si hubby kasi natitriger daw yung gout nya hahaha
oo sis, yung likod ko pa ang sasakit. taas din kasi ng protein ng monggo sis
Yummy! But yon nga lang iwas na muna kasi ang tuhod super sakit talaga.
yun lang ate hehe, kaya kakain na talaga ako hanggat wala pang masakit heheh, thanks for dropping by!
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Dito naman samin di uso amg Monggo rvery Friday. Dunno, pero di din alam ng mothers ko yan hahaha. Basta maibigan namin na kumain ng ganyan kakain at magluluto kami. And, sa totoo lang, Monggo is more delicious if it has meat. Pero masarap nsmsn kasi Pork Cubes lang hahahaha best pair talaga to sa dried fish ee no. Perfect yan, kahit ganyan lang ulam dami ko ng malalamon nyan. Meron kapaba jan? Penge akoooo 🤤🤤
Meron pa! kakaluto lang kanina, tara na dito!
Hagisi dini, at asaluhin ko yan talaga. Di kaya nong kakilala ko, di manlang ako nilingon, lagapak mandin ako 😭😭 charowt BWAHAHAHA
hagisi hahahaha tara na may games ngayon!
That fried fish tho! Ugh, this makes me hungry. I like mongo with malunggay leaves, hehe!
sarap nung fish pag pinaksiw muna nu😍 😆
Gutom ako but di muna ako kakain ngayon niyan😂Kasi wala buy ako
si ate Jurich ayaw te, sasakit daw tuhod po hahaha
Wow Mukhang masarp mungo with ampalya na dahon masarap with chicharon or shrimp it so yummy and mapapakain ka tlaga dahil sobrang sarap
sarap yan be, kaso next Friday ulet meron hahaha
Miss ko na din ang monggo, hmmm.. bihira mag monggo dito, matatanda na kasi kasama ko, madami ng masakit.. ako lang yung bata pa.. hahaha
sanaol bata hahahaha magluto ka na good for 1🤣
sarap naman! Friday ngayun o. hahahaha!
next Friday ulit sis hahahah
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Even here that is a staple on Fridays, can't get over this Filipino food.
ay ang saya naman kahit pala sa ibang bansa may Monggo Friday din heheh thanks for dropping by ate❤️
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Ohh my God sis you really made me crave this dish is one of my favourite kasi it goes everywhere Kami naman dahon ampalaya tas tinapa maraming pwede sahog sa monngo. looks like your a good chef sis
oh wow! thanks alot!❤️ not a chef but i just love cooking😆