Filipino Mung Bean Soup with Unripe Jackfruit

There are several ways and types of cooking mung bean (monggo). Mung beans are traditionally used in East Asian cuisines. They are a healthy and inexpensive addition to any diet. This soup is delicious, healthy and easy and a great idea to use a rather under-rated smelly fruit! Made with whole mung beans, unripe jackfruit, onion, garlic, ginger and green chili, this soup is rather unique but very yummy. It is a must try recipe for those who love mung beans.


Mung bean 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Unripe jackfruit 500 Gram
Boneless pork 250 Gram (Optional)
Ginger 20 Gram , thinly sliced ((1 thumb size piece))
Garlic clove 5 Medium , minced
Onion 1 Medium , thinly sliced
Green chili peppers 2 Large
Cooking oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Water 1 1/2 Liter
Salt/Stock cube 1 Teaspoon ((to taste))
Ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon ((to taste))



1. Wash and clean the mung beans thoroughly.

2. Boil them in a 1 liter of water for 20 minutes or until soft. Set aside.


3. Heat oil in a casserole or saucepan.

4. Saute the garlic, onion, ginger and pork meat if using. Cover and cook until meat is tender.

5. Add the cooked mung beans, water and jackfruit. Bring to a boil and then simmer until jackfruit is tender.

6. Season the soup with salt and ground pepper (or stock cubes).

7. Add the green chili peppers and simmer for 1 minute.


8. Ladle into soup bowls and serve hot with crusty bread or serve over rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 492Calories from Fat 106

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 530 mg22.08%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g24%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet