Binagoongan (pork in fermented shrimp paste)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
800 g Pork Belly

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup water

4 tablepsoons bagoong

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 red onion, finely chopped

2 pieces large tomatoes, chopped

1 tablepsoon sugar

3 pieces bay leaf

freshly ground pepper



  • In a pot add oil and brown the pork on all sides. Remove then set aside.
  • Now add the garlic and onions then saute until onions are soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir fry until tomatoes are soft.
  • Now bring back the pork then add vinegar, bay leaves and water, simmer for 25 minutes until liquid had reduced.
  • Add in the bagoong and sugar continue mixing until liquid is reduced to a thick paste.
  • Season with freshly ground pepper.


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