Bacon Pimped Monggo (Mung Bean Soup) Recipe


  • 500-grams whole mung beans
  • Water
  • 1/4 kilo extra salty and extra smoky pork bacon, chopped
  • 1-whole onion, chopped
  • 1-head of garlic, minced
  • 1-tomato, chopped
  • 2-tablespoons fish sauce
Bacon Pimped Monggo (Mung Bean Soup) Recipe

  1. Soak mung beans in a separate with water for at least 3-hours.
  2. Heat up pot and throw in bacon to sweat out the fat.
  3. Add onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add tomatoes and saute for 3-minutes.
  5. Add soaked mung beans and water to the pot. Cover the pot to help seal in the heat and soften the mung beans.
  6. Add the fish sauce and mix.
  7. Cook with low heat for 1-hour until beans are nice and soft. Stir every 15-minutes and make sure to crush the beans. Note that crushing the beans is a very important step.
  8. Serve hot in a bowl and eat together with plain white jasmine rice.

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