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Filipino Food: Bagoong

  • Pinakbet Ilocano
    Posted in: Recipes

    Cooked, Styled & Photographed by Mayette Garcia.

    Pinakbet (also known as pakbet) is a popular vegetable-rich Filipino dish associated wih the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.”

  • Singkamas at Bagoong
    Posted in: Filipino Condiments

    Bagoóng is a paste made from fish or small shrimps that are salted and fermented for several weeks. The liquid byproduct is drawn off and used as a sauce called patis. Different areas of the Philippines have their own version of bagoóng.

  • Bagoong Balayan with Calamansi and Sili
    Balayan Sauce
    Posted in: Filipino Condiments

    Photo: Bagoong Balayan with Calamansi and Sili

    “Balayan sauce” is actually a type of bagoong made in the town of Balayan in Batangas province.

  • Binagoongan
    Posted in: General Info

    Photo by Angie Pastor… Binagoongan refers to a dish that heavily uses bagoóng for flavor. It is frequently a stew that uses pork as a main ingredient.