Mungo Guisado – Filipino Mung Bean Stew

Mungo Guisado – Filipino Mung Bean Stew

Mungo Guisado Mungo Guisado or Filipino Mung Bean Stew is a classic comfort dish, it’s one of my favorites.  Mung beans in case you didn’t know are the beans that produce bean sprouts.  That crunchy sprout commonly used in many types of Asian Cuisine.

In many Mungo Guisado recipes including the one my grandmothers used they would soak the dried mung beans, in Tagalog its called Mungo beans, in water for hours.  My recipe doesn’t call for soaking the beans; skipping the soaking step in my opinion makes my recipe much easier as you don’t have to plan on making the dish hours ahead.

I love mungo guisado on cold rainy days.  Eaten with freshly steamed white rice makes it a filling and comforting meal. I use bok choi, Chinese cabbage, in my recipe; but you can use any type of leafy greens such as spinach, bitter melon leaves, kale, or mustard greens.

Here’s my recipe, hope you love it as much as I do!

Ingredients:

2 Cups Dried Mung Beans – available in the Asian markets

2 Tbs. Vegetable oil

1 Large onion chopped

1 Tbs minced garlic

1 Cup tomatoes diced

6+ Cups Water

2 – 3 Tbs Patis – Fish Sauce – adjust to suit your taste

1 Lb. Shrimp shelled and deveined

1 Large Bunch of Bok Choi or other leafy greens roughly chopped

Directions:

Heat oil in large pot

Sauté onions until they start to turn translucent

Add Garlic until it starts to brown

Add Tomatoes and cook until they start to soften

Add dried mungo beans

Add at least 6 cups water and stir well

Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover pot

Cook for at least an hour or until the beans are softened to your liking – you may have to add more water if the mixture is too thick – add water 1 cup at a time until you get the desired consistency

Stir in Patis and shrimp -you can adjust amount of fish sauce to your liking  or leave it at 2-3 tbs and let everyone add more later if they prefer

Cook another 8 minutes or so until shrimp is cooked, they are pink

Add bok choi or leafy greens

Stir in and cook until leaves are wilted

Mungo Guisado Serve hot

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Heat oil in large pot
  2. Sauté onions until they start to turn translucent
  3. Add Garlic until it starts to brown
  4. Add Tomatoes and cook until they start to soften
  5. Add dried mungo beans
  6. Add at least 6 cups water and stir well
  7. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover pot
  8. Cook for at least an hour or until the beans are softened to your liking - you may have to add more water if the mixture is too thick - add water 1 cup at a time until you get the desired consistency
  9. Stir in Patis and shrimp -you can adjust amount of fish sauce to your liking  or leave it at 2-3 tbs and let everyone add more later if they prefer
  10. Cook another 8 minutes or so until shrimp is cooked, they are pink
  11. Add bok choi or leafy greens
  12. Stir in and cook until leaves are wilted Serve hot
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Togue Guisado (Sautéed Bean Sprouts) Filipino Recipe!

Togue Guisado (Sautéed Bean Sprouts) Filipino Recipe!

Togue Guisado or Sautéed Bean Sprouts is a sauteed mung bean sprouts with shrimp, chicken, tofu, carrots, and bell pepper with chicken or shrimp broth. This is also super easy to prepare and to cook kind of dish. You can add leftover chicken, beef or even fish on it.

This is my version of Togue Guisado (Sautéed Bean Sprouts) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

8-10 cups mungbean sprouts

1/4 pound pork lean, pre-boiled

¼ – 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled

5 pcs. tofu, fried (optional)

1/2 cup carrots, julienned

4 stalks green onion, sliced diagonally, thinly

1 cup chicken broth

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pc. large onion, chopped

2 tbsp. fish sauce

2 tbsp. cooking oil

½ tbsp. salt or salt taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

In a wide pan over medium heat, pour in the cooking oil, then sauté the garlic and onion.

Add the pork, tofu, shrimp and fish sauce and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the mungbean, and chicken broth and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Turn off the heat and stir in the green onion.

Serve while is hot with steamed rice.

Share with your family and friends! Enjoy!

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Wash and soak mungbean sprouts in water for 5 times before cooking and do not over cooked the mungbean sprouts, it does not taste good when it’s soggy.

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Ginataang Gulay  (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!

Ginataang Gulay is a stew like dish usually prepared with different kinds of vegetables like green beans , okra, squash, ampalaya, eggplant and sitaw. A little slices of meat and seafood are also added to add more taste and flavor. This is very simple yet a mouth watering meal of the day.

Any kind of Filipino dish that has gata (coconut milk) as a main ingredient is called “Ginataan”. In tropical Countries like my home town Philippines, coconuts are common and abundant so we don’t have a problem processing amazing and fresh coconut milk straight from our coconut trees. This is a very common homemade dish and is usually prepared for lunch with steamed rice.

This is my version of Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

½ pc. medium calabasa (pumpkin or squash) peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes

8 oz. fresh or frozen young green jackfruit, thawed and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 pcs. medium eggplant, ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch thickness

8 to 10 pcs. green beans, ends trimmed, cut into halves

1 can (19 oz.) kakang gata (coconut cream)

½ lb. pork belly, cut into 1-inch strips

½ lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp. shrimp paste, sauteed

2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

1 pc. onion, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp. cooking oil

1 cup water

1 tsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.

Then add the onions and garlic and cook until limp.

Add the pork,  stir occasionally and cook until lightly browned.

Then add the shrimps and cook till color turns pink and add shrimp paste and cook, stir regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Then add the coconut cream and water, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced.

Add the jackfruit and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the calabasa and cook till tender but firm.

Then add the eggplant and green beans and continue to cook till vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve while it’s hot,

Share with family and friends and Enjoy!

Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!
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5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Ginataang Gulay (Vegetable Simmered in Coconut Milk) Filipino Recipe!
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5-6 people 15 mins.
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Servings Prep Time
5-6 people 15 mins.
Cook Time Passive Time
30 mins. 45 mins.
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  2. Then add the onions and garlic and cook until limp.
  3. Add the pork, stir occasionally and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Then add the shrimps and cook till color turns pink and add shrimp paste and cook, stir regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the coconut cream and water, bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and reduced.
  6. Add the jackfruit and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add the calabasa and cook till tender but firm.
  8. Then add the eggplant and green beans and continue to cook till vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve while it’s hot,
  11. Share with family and friends and Enjoy!
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Bean Sprout & Tofu Shrimp Fritters – Ukoy

Bean Sprout & Tofu Shrimp Fritters – Ukoy

shrimp frittersUkoy is a typical Filipino appetizer, snack, or even main course.  It’s a mixture of bean sprouts, tofu, sweet potato, or other veggies usually topped with small unpeeled shrimp that’s battered and fried.  In short it’s the Filipino version of Shrimp Fritters.

In the Philippines it’s usually eaten as a crunchy snack and is made with the veggies and small unpeeled shrimp.  The shrimp is eaten peel and all making it very crunchy indeed.  In our family we serve Shrimp Fritters as a main course with steamed rice.  We use larger shrimp that are peeled and de-veined.  We always dip it in a spicy garlic vinegar sauce.  It’s super yummy and is one of my favorite Filipino dishes.

The batter is traditionally made with corn starch instead of flour making the shrimp fritter crispy or crunchy.  I make mine with Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour and they are very crispy!

Here’s my version of Ukoy, Filipino Shrimp Fritters!

Makes 6 Shrimp Fritters

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Mochiko Sweet Rice Flour

1/2 Cup Water

2 Large Eggs

4 Oz. Garlic – finely minced

4 Oz. Firm Tofu – cut into small cubes

1/4 Cup Green Onion – finely chopped

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper

6 Large Shrimp – peeled, de-veined, and butterflied

Oil for frying

Directions:

Whisk together eggs, water, Mochiko flour until smooth.  Batter will be thin.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients except shrimp and oil.

Heat 1 1/12″ of oil in pan.

Drop 2 Tbs. of batter in pan. Oil should sizzle.

Place a shrimp in the middle and cover with 1 tbs. batter.

Fry until golden brown then carefully flip over.

Fry other side until golden brown.

Drain on paper towel

Repeat with remaining batter and shrimp.

Transfer onto serving plate and serve

Sauce:

Mix together 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 clove roughly chopped garlic, 2 small crushed hot peppers, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper

 

 

 

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Servings: Shrimp Fritters
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  1. Whisk together eggs, water, Mochiko flour until smooth. Batter will be thin.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except shrimp and oil.
  3. Heat 1 1/12" of oil in pan.
  4. Drop 2 Tbs. of batter in pan. Oil should sizzle.
  5. Place a shrimp in the middle and cover with 1 tbs. batter.
  6. Fry until golden brown then carefully flip over.
  7. Fry other side until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towel
  9. Repeat with remaining batter and shrimp.
  10. Transfer onto serving plate and serve
Recipe Notes

Sauce:
Mix together 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 clove roughly chopped garlic, 2 small crushed hot peppers, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper

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Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

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Lumpiang Sariwa or Fresh Spring Rolls is an unfried version of the popular fried Lumpia.  Lumpiang Sariwa is traditionally called “fresh” not because it’s a raw but because it’s not fried like its counterpart the fried lumpia.  

In the Philippines Lumpiang Sariwa can be served as an appetizer, snack or dessert.  It is served during many occasions;  Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and specially During Fiesta Season.

Fresh Lumpia has three parts,  the filling, the wrapper, and the sauce. The filling usually has pieces of fried pork or shrimp but you could replace them with fried tofu or tempeh (deep fried fermented soy beans from Indonesia), and you can choose some of your favorite vegetables cut in small pieces. The wrapper is a simple thin crepe, and the sauce is a thick sweet-savory cream. Combined together, they make one delicious dish that is a party in your mouth.

This is my version for Lumpiang Sariwa or Fresh Spring Rolls. For Fried Lumpia recipe please click here! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

For the filling and garnish:

½ lb pork, thin sliced

1 cup shrimp, shelled and de-veined

1 pack  tofu, sliced in strips

2 cups sweet potato, cubed

1 ½ cup carrots, julienned

6 pcs. Lettuce leaves

2 cups baguio beans (string beans), chopped

1 lb cabbage, shredded

½ cup cilantro, chopped

2 tbsp. patis (fish sauce)

1 medium size onion, chopped

½ cup peanuts, crushed

3 tbsp garlic, minced

1 pc. pork cube, (pork stock )

½ cup water

For the wrapper:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1½ cups milk

2 eggs

½ tsp. salt

2 tbsp. cooking oil

For the sauce:

2 tbsp. corn starch, diluted in 4 tbsp. water

½ cup brown sugar

1 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. garlic, minced

½ pork cube

2 cups water

 Directions:

For the filling:

In a pan over medium heat, pour-in the cooking oil. Sauté the garlic and onions.

Add the pork and cook until color turns light brown.

Add the pork cube and add ½ cup water then simmer for about 30 – 40 minutes or until pork is tender.

Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are soft then add the shrimps. Then add the tofu and cook for a few minutes.

Add the carrots, cilantro, and string beans then mix with the other ingredients then add the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the fish sauce and mix then set aside.

For the Wrapper: 

Crack the eggs in a mixing bowl, beat and add the milk while beating.

Add salt and all-purpose flour then mix well, add the vegetable oil and mix well again.

Spray oil or grease butter in a pan over medium heat.

Pour-in the mixture for about half a cup and tilt the pan to distribute the liquid evenly.

Cook until the top part of the mixture is dry “about 2 minutes”.

Remove the cooked mixture and place in a flat plate using a spatula then set aside.

For the sauce:

Pouring water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Add the brown sugar and pork cubes.

Add  salt to taste and soy sauce then mix well.

Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan then cook until the sauce becomes thick then set aside.

Final Direction:

Place the wrapper in a plate or in a clean flat surface, then place a lettuce leaf in the middle top part of the wrapper.

Spoon the filling and place in the middle of the wrapper over the lettuce leaf.

Close the wrapper by folding the lower part first then roll the sides until the filling is sealed.

Pour the sauce at the top of  your fresh lumpia and garnish with minced garlic and crushed peanuts.

Serve at its freshness,

 

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  1. For the filling:
  2. In a pan over medium heat, pour-in the cooking oil. Sauté the garlic and onions.
  3. Add the pork and cook until color turns light brown.
  4. Add the pork cube and add ½ cup water then simmer for about 30 – 40 minutes or until pork is tender.
  5. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until potatoes are soft then add the shrimps. Then add the tofu and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the carrots, cilantro, and string beans then mix with the other ingredients then add the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the fish sauce and mix then set aside.
  8. For the Wrapper:
  9. Crack the eggs in a mixing bowl, beat and add the milk while beating.
  10. Add salt and all-purpose flour then mix well, add the vegetable oil and mix well again.
  11. Spray oil or grease butter in a pan over medium heat.
  12. Pour-in the mixture for about half a cup and tilt the pan to distribute the liquid evenly.
  13. Cook until the top part of the mixture is dry “about 2 minutes”.
  14. Remove the cooked mixture and place in a flat plate using a spatula then set aside.
  15. For the sauce:
  16. Pouring water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  17. Add the brown sugar and pork cubes.
  18. Add salt to taste and soy sauce then mix well.
  19. Dilute the cornstarch in water and pour in the saucepan then cook until the sauce becomes thick then set aside.
  20. Final Direction:
  21. Place the wrapper in a plate or in a clean flat surface, then place a lettuce leaf in the middle top part of the wrapper.
  22. Spoon the filling and place in the middle of the wrapper over the lettuce leaf.
  23. Close the wrapper by folding the lower part first then roll the sides until the filling is sealed.
  24. Pour the sauce at the top of your fresh lumpia and garnish with minced garlic and crushed peanuts.
  25. Serve at its freshness,
  26. Share and Enjoy!!!
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