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How to Make Moringa, Mushroom, and Mung Bean Soup

I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup

how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup

Moringa is a native tree to tropical and subtropical of South Asia countries. It is considered a superfood as it contains lots of minerals, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. Mushroom is a fungus grown above the ground on the soil. There are so many varieties of edible and poisonous mushrooms. It contains vitamin D. Mung Bean is a plant belonging in the legume family. This bean is mostly cultivated in Asian countries.

I came up with a healthy recipe combining these three nutritious ingredients. Let me show you how to make moringa, mushroom, and mung bean soup. I flavored this soup with fish sauce or a fish fermented in salt.

Author's Note: The quantities for all ingredients are left unspecified. Add as much or as little of these ingredients as you like.


  • Moringa leaves
  • Mushroom
  • Mung beans
  • Fish sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Water, as needed


For Preparation:

  • 3 medium bowls
  • 2 small bowls

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

30 min

40 min



  1. Rinse mung beans. Place it in a pot with water. Cook it under low heat about 25 minutes or until slightly tender.
  2. Pour in additional water if necessary. Season it with fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add mushroom. Cook until both ingredients are tender.
  4. Turn off the heat once all are cooked. Add moringa leaves. Cover the pot to cook it.
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The Finished Dish

mung bean soup with steamed rice

mung bean soup with steamed rice

Tips and Techniques

  1. Make sure to rinse the mung bean thoroughly to remove any impurities.
  2. Use any kind of mushroom available.
  3. Disregard fish sauce if not available. Simply use salt and pepper to season the dish.
  4. Add fried pork or fish if preferred.
  5. Replace mung bean with lentil. The latter is quite similar to the former.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on November 12, 2018:

Hello Pamela,

Mushrooms is usual in the US. Morever, the closest place where they cultivate moringa is in Hawaii. The mung bean you can buy in Asian store. Otherwise, you may replace it with lentil beans.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 12, 2018:

I have never had a dish like this, but it looks so delicious. I am not sure where I can purchase these ingredients, but there are some specialty stores not too far from here. This is an interesting looking dish.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on November 12, 2018:

Hi Mary,

I love eating moringa even it means that I need to go to the comfort room afterwards. Lol I find it as an healthy food to remove toxics inside my body. I do hope that you'll be able to find moringa in Chinatown.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 12, 2018:

I love this and remembered the taste so well. I can't find Moringa in Canada. Maybe, I'll check in Chinatown.

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