Malunggay Corn Soup
Malunggay Corn Soup is a native Filipino dish which is a combination of Mulunggay leaves and white corn. It is healthy and easy to prepare. Lutong bahay is a perfect for lunch on cold, rainy days. Malungay trees are just about everywhere in the Philippines. If you have a Malungay tree in your backyard, you can have this dish anytime you desire it. If you don’t have the tree, you can ask a generous neighbor for some leaves. In our province, we eat the young fruit of malunggay, as well. How about you? If you don’t have malunngay leaves, you can use spinach as a substitute. Patola is optional, too. This dish is truly Filipino. Everybody will love this nutritious soup.
- 1 cup malunggay leaves
- 1/4 kilo chicken diced
- 1 cup grated white or sweet corn
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 cups water
- 1 small patola sliced (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 30 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Heat cooking oil in a wok. Saute onion and garlic until soft and fragrant.
- Add in diced chicken and saute until light brown.
- Pour in water and add the grated corn. Bring to a boil.
- Simmer for at least 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add patola and malunngay leaves. Simmer for few more minutes until patola is tender.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
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