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Munggo (mung bean) with Spinach, Fried Pomfret and Chicharon - House of Hazelknots

Munggo (mung bean) with Spinach, Fried Pomfret and Chicharon

It’s Friday, you know the drill.

Usual viand on Fridays,

  • Munggo (mung bean) with spinach
  • Fried Pompret
  • Chicharon

So why is that Filipinos cook Munggo on Fridays?

Well, it originated back in the times where Pinoys were mostly Catholics, in respect to the traditional Lenten Season practice that we don’t eat “Meat” on Fridays. This dish was born as a good substitute for meat.

Now you know!


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