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Ginisang Munggo Recipe: How to Cook Ginisang Munggo with Pork and Puso ng Saging (Banana Blossoms)

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Ginisang Munggo Recipe, Ginisang Munggo with Puso ng Saging and Pork, How to Cook Ginisang Munggo, MOnggo
Servings: 5 people
Cost: Php 400.00


  • Cooking pot


  • 2-3 pieces medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 piece large onion
  • 4-5 Cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 cups (or 500g) munggo / monggo
  • 300 grams sliced pork (or more if you prefer a meatier dish)
  • 1-2 cups puso ng saging (banana blossoms)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 piece pork broth cube
  • Salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp patis (fish sauce)
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Crushed chicharon to taste


How to Clean, Prepare and Cook Puso ng Saging

  • Peel off and discard the outer layers of the banana blossom.
  • Slice the banana blossom into thin pieces.
  • Soak in a mixture of salt and vinegar for 15 minutes.
  • Wring the soaked banana blossom to squeeze out the vinegar and sap.

Ginisang Munggo Recipe Procedure:

  • Wash the munggo with clean water in a pot, then drain. Set aside.
  • Saute the chopped garlic and onion.
  • Add pork slices
  • Add 2-3 sliced tomatoes.
  • Pour 3-4 cups of water.
  • Add 1 pork broth cube.
  • Add the munggo and simmer until the monggo is cooked.
  • Add more water if needed.
  • When the munggo is soft (but not mushy!), add the puso ng saging (banana blossoms).
  • Pour 2 cups of coconut milk.
  • Add patis (fish sauce), salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Top with crushed pork chicharron. Serve hot.