Cooking with Liz: Malunggay and Corn Soup…

I am not a cook. Well, I can cook but not as good as my siblings. They whip some real great tasting meals, believe me. But when I have time and I am in the mood, I cook. It’s a hit and miss thing for me, though. πŸ™‚

Anyway, since rainy days are now upon us, I was craving for corn soup for the past few weeks but since I can’t find (I don’t know where to find, rather) native corn for what I have in mind, I settled for the sweet corn that I found in the grocery. So, here’s what I came up with – Malunggay and Corn soup. A hearty soup for a rainy day. πŸ™‚

When I cook, I don’tΒ follow measurements (not like when I bake). I estimate; from ingredients to seasoning. I also don’t use those instant seasoning that contains MSG. I haven’t been using any of those products for more than 10 years now. So here’s my recipe (very basic, I tell you):

Malunggay and Corn Soup

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 chicken breast, chopped according to the size you like (you can use other chicken parts, too, whatever suits your taste)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (you can add more if you like)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 medium sized sweet corn, grated
  • one bunch malunggay (moringa) leaves


  1. Saute garlic, onion and chicken until chicken loses that pink, raw color. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add grated corn, simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until corn is cooked.
  4. Add malunggay leaves, season according to taste, and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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  1. Naku, favorite ko ito! True, it is hard yo find native corn unless you go to a large wet market. I could buy before sa Marikina Market. πŸ™‚

  2. Same here! I cook but not as well as my siblings haha.This looks like a simple recipe.Thanks for sharing coz malunggay is great for breastfeeding moms like me!

  3. Malunggay is one of the healthiest vegetables so this is a really good recipe. Corn makes this recipe a little bit sweet and unique from the dishes I cook.

  4. I heard malunggay has many essential nutrients that good for our body. It’s good for lactating women too. I would love to try this recipe for my son.

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