Malunggay Cold Noodles Salad

Written and Posted by: Margie Babon


Malunggay or Moringa Oleifera is a tropical tree same as horse-radish tree in Western places. Belongs to the list of super amazing food loaded with nutrients and minerals like calcium (which is 4x in milk), vitamin A (four times in carrots) and D, vitamin C (which is seven times in orange), flavonoids, antioxidants like beta-carotene, iron and potassium. Considered as miracle food that is anti-inflammatory and the strengthen immune system.

Try this simple recipe and enjoy malunggay leaves chilled mixed with cold noodles.




250 gms. Malunggay flour noodles

1 cup malunggay noodles

200 gms. Oyster mushroom

4 cloves garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

sea salt

freshly cracked black pepper

2 cups vegetable broth or water

lemon wedges (to serve)


  1. In a large sauce pan, warm olive oil for 5 seconds then add minced garlic then sauté until light brown
  2. Add oyster mushroom and sauté for 15 minutes over medium heat
  3. Add Malunggay flour noodles and stir fry for 2-3minutes. Add soy sauce and water or vegetable stock and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add Malunggay leaves and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
  6. Transfer to a ceramic bowl and let stand for few minutes before putting in the fridge
  7. Chill for an hour. Serve cold with slices of lemon wedges. Best served with fresh fruits on the side.
  8. Makes 2-3 servings


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