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M.K. (Munggo for Kids)

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Food, Healthy Kids

We are happy to hear that more and more next generation Pinoys are learning how to cook all-time favorite comfort foods such as tinola, munggo, and sinigang. While most of the ingredients listed below are available in major supermarkets, we encourage you to support your local producers and farmers by buying your ingredients, especially your vegetables, in your nearby weekend market.

For this simple yet yummy recipe, we used bacon bits and spinach to make it kid-friendly in taste and texture.


1 cup munggo beans

3 cups water

100 g uncured bacon bits

6-8 cloves native garlic, minced

thumb-sized turmeric, minced

1 medium-sized red onion, chopped

2-3 med sized native tomatoes, chopped

1 baby ampalaya, chopped (optional)

6-8 cups rice washing from organic rice

rock sea salt to taste

1 cup spinach leaves


Boil munggo beans until soft.

M.K.- bacon bits

In a pan, brown the bacon bits til light brown. Set aside.


Saute garlic in bacon fat until light brown. Add turmeric and saute for 30 seconds. Add onions and tomatoes. Add ampalaya and bacon bits and cook for a few minutes. Pour rice washing and munggo. Season with rock sea salt to taste. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes or until thick. Add spinach then turn off heat.

M.K. - Munggo for Kids

As soup or side dish, this recipe can serve 4-6 persons.

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One Response to “M.K. (Munggo for Kids)”
  1. amity says:

    gave me an idea, Jhoey! had a fight with my niece a few months ago because she refused to eat munggo! ty!

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