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Mung Bean Stew or “Munggo Guisado” in Tagalog, is a popular hearty stew in the Philippines. It usually comes with fried chunks of pork. Both TJ and I have created vegan versions of this dish (in fact, our Twitter profile pic is TJ’s version of it).
With my version, I’ve removed the animal products and added an equally savory component, Shiitake mushrooms. I chose dried ones so I could extract its sweet broth and mix it in with the rest of the flavors. Originally, I’ve posted the recipe and named it “Bad Ass Munggo”. Gosh, I looked back and saw the horrible writing and grammatical errors! The horror. Hopefully, I’ve improved now!
By the way, “Munggo Guisado” has tons of protein from the beans, tofu, and spinach. It’ll keep you full for hours-good news to those just transitioning to Veganism and often complain they get hungry right away. However, it’s not a dish for those people suffering from gout.
MUNG BEANS STEW
Makes 4-6 servings