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Ginisang Munggo with Shrimps

Mung beans are easy to cook, work well with other ingredients and flavorings, an excellent source of protein and fiber, and budget-friendly, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking time2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: ginisang munggo, mung beans, munggo recipe, shrimp, soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mia


  • cups mung beans (munggo)
  • 8-10 cups water for boiling beans
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp bagoong (shrimp paste) 2 tsp salt as alternative
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 small onion cut in wedges
  • 1 cup moringa/malunggay leaves stem removed
  • 12 pcs shrimps shell-on, deveined
  • 1 pc shrimp cube optional


  • In a bowl, soak the mung beans in water for 30 minutes to 2 hours and set aside.
  • In a cooking pot, boil the mung beans until soft then mash the beans but not all, keeping some of the mung bean shells intact. 
  • Once mung beans are soft, separate the beans and liquid using a colander. Keep the liquid from boiling for later use. Set aside.
  • Using the same cooking pot, saute onion and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add shrimps and cook until pinkish in color.
  • Tip in the shrimp paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add the mashed mung beans to the sauteed ingredients and mix, let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the saved liquid from boiling the beans and throw in the shrimp broth cube and moringa/malunggay leaves. Stir and cover the pot with a lid. simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Check the taste and adjust with salt if needed. Transfer in a serving bowl and enjoy! Bon appetit!