Vegetables in Philippine Cuisine… The Tagalog word for “vegetable” is gulay.
Munggo with Special Bagoong. Photo by Rjay Carasco. Munggo (also often spelled monggo) are mung beans. Ginisang Munggo (sauteed mung beans) is a very popular dish in the Philippines. It can be flavored with pork or shrimp, and optionally topped or mixed with some crushed chicharon (pork rinds).