Monggo beans with pork & sotanghon

Monggo….during college days, almost every other day we eat this dish…”kalahating monggo at isang kanin kina manang” (1/2 bowl of monggo & 1 cup of rice)…as most student preferably me doesn’t have enough money to dine in an expensive restuarant during those days…well to be honest, until now…hehehehe!!!!

Did you know that this unbeatable beans is low in fat, high-fibre protein source that is rich in vitamins (vit.B) and minerals including iron, potassium and magnesium. .. it provides a substantial amount of insoluble and soluble fibre that helps lower our blood cholesterol – thereby helping to prevent heart disease and stroke…

Ingredients: (serves 4-6 person)

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 500 gms pork bones (sliced in serving portions)
  • 3tbsp bagoong isda (philippins style anchovies)
  • salt & pepper
  • 3/4  cup monggo beans (soaked in water for atleast 3 hours)
  • 50 g sotanghon
  • 250 gms ampalaya(sliced)
  • 6 cups water


  • in a sauce pan, boil monggo beans for about 20-30 minutes or until tender or beans has break
  • In another sauce pan, saute garlic and onion, pour over pork bones and stir fry for about 3-5 minutes then seasoned with salt & pepper
  • pour over boiled monggo. let it boil, add in ampalaya and sotanghon, boil for another 2-3 minutes. serve hot.
    Great paired tih a fried fish….enjoy!!!

About nors

a simple person who loves to cook!! ride with me as we explore ........"a journey to different cuisines"

Posted on June 29, 2011, in Mains, Noodles, Pork, Vegetable dishes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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