Blog Archives

Munggo with Ampalaya (beans with bitter melon)


This is a version of my wife, I already posted my version. Not much different actually, We just want to let you know some varieties to cook munggo beans. On my version, I cook this with a noodle, Monggo beans with sotanghon. My wife version is cooked with bittermelon. I will tell you a little story about this dish. I have a friend back home who was in jail for a couple of months because of drink driving. He said that almost every other day inside the prison camp they eat this meal as their lunch. He said, just the munggo beans no special meat inside. Meaning it’s just the munggo beans sauted in garlic and onions and lots of water as their soup and viand.  Back to my friends, he was out of prison now! A friendly reminder to all drivers out there. Never drive when your drunk! ……………………….Did you know that bittermelon Pulp or flesh is crisp and watery similar to that of cucumber. If you want to make bitter gourd taste better or less bitter, then you have to add salt and then wash it before consumption. Bitter melon juice can be a good alternative for weight loss because it is a natural diuretic and helps in improving blood circulation.

Ingredients: (serves 4-6 person)

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 medium red onion (chopped)
  • 1 klio meaty pork bones (cut in serving portions)
  • 3tbsp bagoong isda (philippines style anchovies)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup munggo beans (soaked in water for atleast 3 hours)
  • 1 bittermelon sliced
  • 1 litre water

procedures:

  • in a sauce pan, boil monggo beans for about 20-30 minutes or until tender or beans has broken
  • 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 bittermelon and simmer of 2 minutes
  • Enjoy!!!

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

procedures:

  • 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!!!
%d bloggers like this: