Ginataang Munggo at Baboy

Ginataang Munggo at Baboy is a delicious mung bean stew with coconut milk and diced pork. It’s hearty, delicious, and perfect with steamed rice!


Mung beans are a staple ingredient in my kitchen for good reasons. Not only are they budget-friendly and nutritious, but these legumes are also easy to prepare and versatile enough to use in both sweet and savory dishes.

I have two of my favorite ways to cook this superfood already up on the blog, one using chicharon and the other with shrimp and sotanghon. This ginataang munggo at baboy stew is pretty similar in preparation but incorporates coconut milk for a creamier, richer flavor.

Preparing mung beans

  • Sort the beans and discard any old looking, wrinkled beans as they might not soften and cook well. Use a fresh pack, if possible, as beans past their prime take longer to cook.
  • Rinse well under cold running water until water runs clear.
  • There’s no need to soak the mung beans. They’ll cook and be ready to saute in about an hour.


Quick tip!

Want to amp up the flavor and add a bit of heat? Stir in a tablespoon or so of curry powder!

How to serve ginataang munggo at baboy

Enjoy the stew for lunch or dinner as a main dish with steamed rice and fried fish, grilled meat, or this juicy lemongrass roasted chicken.

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How to store

  • Transfer leftovers to a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat until completely warmed through. Add more water or broth to loosen consistency and adjust taste with fish sauce or salt as needed.

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