Mongo Guisado

Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 to 6

    servings, or More if served over rice
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Plant-Based Gourmet

By Suzannah Gerber

Published 2021

  • About

A comfort-food staple of the Philippines, this soup can be made with sea flavors or pork flavors depending on your mood. Either way, the soup’s ample portions burst with aromas. When the temperature dips and all you want to do is cozy up inside, this restorative soup will take your winter blues away.


Mung Beans

  • ¼ pound mung beans
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon


  1. Combine the mung beans, garlic, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, salt, cloves, and cardamom with 6 cups water in a soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil, and then cook uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes. When tender, add the kala namak and black pepper, mash lightly, and set aside.
  2. While the mung beans are still boiling, combine the tamari, avocado oil, Thai Spice, wakame