Pork Binagoongan


Shrimp paste or “bagoong” is commonly used as a condiment or “sawsawan” for some dishes or appetizers. It can either be sweet or spicy.  Here’s one dish where shrimp paste is used as an ingredient and can be found in most Filipino restaurants or homes.  I used the bottled one from Barrio Fiesta because it has a nice taste.

Pork Binagoongan



1/2 kg of pork liempo or belly, cut into cubes

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

1/4 cup bagoong alamang

2 tbsp vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp sugar

a dash of ground black pepper

3 tbsp oil



Pour about 3 cups of water in a pot, put in 3 whole cloves of garlic and the pork.  Boil for about 1 hour then set aside.  Heat oil in a pan, then saute garlic & onions.  Add pork and saute for about 5mins or until light brown in color.  Add bagoong and water and slightly stir.  Add vinegar (do not stir) and let it simmer for about 10mins.  After 10mins, add in sugar and pepper and stir.  Let it simmer again for about 5mins or until the liquid is reduced and caramelizes.


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