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Try this simple yet very filling recipe. Another Filipino favorite recipe.

1/2 lb shrimp, peeled  
1 cup mung beans
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium size onion, sliced thin
1 large tomato, diced 
1 cup pepper leaves  
1 tablespoon fish sauce
Salt and ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoon cooking oil

Cooking Direction:

Boil mung beans in water using a deep pot till almost fully cooked. Set aside

Saut√© garlic, onion and tomato till caramelized. 
Add shrimp, stir for a minute then pour in the mung bean pot. 
Add enough water and bring to a quick boil.
Season with fish sauce, salt and ground pepper to taste. 
Add pepper leaves, simmer for 2 minutes. 
Remove pot from heat and serve hot. 

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