Ginisang munggo
Ginisang munggo with shrimp
Alternative namesginisang monggo
CourseMain dish
Place of originPhilippines
Created byPhilippines cuisine
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsMung beans , garlic, onions, tomatoes, fish sauce, meat, seafood
VariationsGinisang monggo sa gata

Ginisang munggo is a Filipino savory mung bean soup. It is made with mung beans, garlic, tomatoes, onions, various vegetables, and patis (fish sauce). It is cooked with pork, tinapa (smoked fish), daing (dried fish), or other seafood and meat. It is also commonly garnished with chicharon.[1][2][3][4] The name means "sauteed mung bean", though the dish ends up being a soup. The name is in reference to the first step of the cooking process where the spices and the secondary ingredients are sauteed before water and the mung beans are added.[5]

A variant of the dish includes coconut milk and is known as ginisang munggo sa gata. It should not be confused with ginataang munggo which is a dessert gruel made from glutinous rice and mung beans.[6]

The dish may be cooked with Himbabao (Broussonetia luzonica) or Birch flower. In the vernacular its names include Alibabag, Ambabaay, Aplit, Babayan, Bulaloy, Bungon and Kama-a.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Ginisang Munggo". Filipino Chow. 2018-04-07. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Ginisang Munggo (Sauteed Mung Beans) and a Bunch of Awards".
  3. ^ "Ginisang Munggo at Tinapa". Kawaling Pinoy. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Ginisang Munggo at Chicharon". Kawaling Pinoy. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Ginisang Munggo". Panlasang Pinoy Meaty Recipes. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Ginisang Munggo sa Gata". Mama's Guide Recipes. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  7. ^ Dy-Zulueta, Dolly (May 5, 2024). "Male flowers in Ginisang Munggo: Get to know the Himbabao tree". The Philippine Star. Retrieved May 5, 2024.