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Friday, October 26, 2007

Cooked In Our Kitchen

Mung Bean Soup The weather has turned cooler, finally, so it's time again for soups!

This is another dish where there are as many variations as there are regions in the Philippines. Some prefer it thick some like it soupy. Some like to put different types of vegetables with it. Me, I happen to like mine on the soupy side and I like it best with bittermelon (ampalaya) leaves. I had a couple of bittermelon plants come up in our garden this year, one was scrawny but the other one was lush and full of big pretty leaves. I just had to make this soup to use some of the leaves before the frost beats me to it.
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