Ginatang Munggo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For the longest time, my taste buds were looking for arroz caldo but I never got the chance to buy or cook some. We were killing some time on Saturday and dropped by the supermarket where they sell merienda stuff. I was just too happy to see arroz caldo being sold there. But I was giddy when I saw that ginatang munggo is also being offered. It being my all-time favorite Filipino snack, I went for it instead.

However, I was disappointed to find out that they used red mung beans instead of the green ones. Yes people, the traditional ginatang munggo recipe uses green beans. The one I bought on Saturday did not have that distinct smell of an authentic ginatang munggo :(

I suddenly miss my Mom who would painstakingly prepare the dish, especially when I was pregnant. It is not easy and no wonder it is not usually served in restaurants!

I will share the recipe next time! :)