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An Ilonggo's favorite dish specially on rainy season. Simple yet very healthy.


2 cups monggo beans

2 cups kalabasa, cubed

2 cups alogbati leaves

1 piece eggplant, cut into bite size

1/2 ground pork or chicken

1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled

3 cloves of garlic, minced  

1 small onion, sliced thin

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon cooking oil 


Cooking Direction:

Using a deep pot boil monggo beans till fully cooked, set aside.

Saute garlic and onion in cooking oil till caramelized. 

Add ground pork and saute till golden brown.

Add peeled shrimp, kalabasa and eggplant. Saute for few minutes. 

Pour in the sautéed ingredients to the cooked monggo beans.

Add a cup of water and bring to a boil.

Season with salt and ground pepper. 

Add alogbati leaves. 

Simmer for few minutes or till alogbati is fully cooked. 

Remove from heat and serve hot with steam rice. 


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