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Pork Binagoongan Recipe

Pork Binagoongan, also called Binagoogang Baboy, is pork stewed and sautéed in shrimp paste. It is one of the all-time favorite Filipino dishes. A perfect dish when served with fried eggplant, unripe mango, and steamed rice!

The key ingredient of Pork Binagoongan is the shrimp paste (Bagoong Alamang in Tagalog), a condiment made from a fermented mixture of small shrimps and salt, which gives flavor to the dish. You can either use the 'salty fresh reddish bagoong alamang' or the commercialized 'bottle of sautéed shrimp paste' of Kamayan or Barrio Fiesta. If you choice to use the 'salty fresh reddish bagoong alamang', then be very careful to add the shrimp paste gradually until you are able to achieve your desired taste and not to over salt your Binagoogang Baboy. If you do over salt your dish, you can always balance the taste with the use of water, vinegar, and sugar but, of course, nothing is much better and flavorful than having to add the exact amount of shrimp paste preference to your taste.

The idea of adding shrimp paste to a dish was brought to locals of island of the Philippines by migrants and traders from the peninsulas in Southeast Asia - Borneo, Malaya, and Java in particular - prior to the coming of the Spaniards. In fact, shrimp paste is a common ingredient used to dishes across the Mainland and Maritime Southeast Asia. It was believed that the Malay who once settled in Central Luzon created Binagoogang Baboy where the dish is most popular.

Cooking Pork Binagoongan is not that hard. Think yourself as a cook who wants to sauté some pieces of parboiled pork meat in garlic, onion, and tomato. When mixture is sautéed and pork starts to render fat, you realized that it's the perfect time to season it with salt. In same way, instead of using salt, you use shrimp paste or bagoong alamang to add flavor to you dish. Intuitively, you again realized that it's not complete without your favorite vegetable, so you add chili pepper, eggplant, string beans, and other veggies of your choice. You live in a place where there's plenty of coconut and you thought that it might be better if you add coconut cream to it. Ingenuity! You have created a perfect dish specially designed to your own liking. There you are... you are the creator of 'Binangongaong Baboy with Coconut Cream'.

When cooking our own version of Binagoongang Baboy, your main objective is to be to achieve the 'sour, salty, and sweet' taste of the dish all at once. We have all the necessary ingredients like vinegar, shrimp paste, and sugar to able to achieve this taste. Other ingredients are added to enhance and bring more life to the dish. Shrimp paste are different in taste and flavors, depending on how it is made and cooked. It is, therefore, up to you on how to balance the flavor of your Pork Binagoonan. By experience, it is the Barrio Fiesta Shrimp Paste and Kamayan Bagoong Alamang that bring the best result.

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Pork Binagoongan Ingredients

Pork Binagoongan Cooking Preparation

  1. Boil pork until tender and cut into cubes. Set aside.
  2. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato.
  3. Add pork and shrimp bagoong.
  4. Stir fry for few minutes until pork starts to render fat and edges turn to brown.
  5. Add vinegar and siling labuyo. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Season with sugar and drop the eggplant.
  7. Continue cooking in low fire until the eggplant is done. Serve hot!



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Comments (26)

One of my favorites! Definitely I will try this recipe. Sometimes I even add some chilies to it :-D
#26 - Ingrid - 02/26/2015 - 17:50
binagoongang baboy with kalabasa
Hi, I tried ginataang baboy with kalabasa and bagoong alamang ang lots of Sili... masarap naman! :-)
#25 - Jamie - 11/26/2013 - 20:22
thanks to have this website.
#24 - Nelson P. Diaz - 10/13/2013 - 08:12
binagoongang baboy
i agree...fried the eggplant...i've tried it also...masarap...
#23 - lloyd calamba - 02/26/2013 - 02:03
i think its good to put all in moderation.from bagoong sugar etc.i love cooking,dreams to have an eatery but all u commented i say please drink lots of water coz its definitely your kidney on the line coz of bagoong and when ur on 40,s please limit salt for ur own good health.happy eating but take care!
#22 - rose mary a - 02/24/2013 - 06:52
wow srap nman,itry ko rin magluto...
#21 - jhudy agbunag - 01/19/2013 - 06:39
binagoongan baboy
Pag sinabing binangoongan, dapat malalasahan mo ang asim, alat ng bagoong na alamang, konting tamis, at matabang na nilagang talong (cooked separately). Hindi mo malalasahan lahat iyan kundi mo alam ang sekreto.
Iaadobo mo muna ang baboy. na walang kulay ng toyo. Set aside. Hugasan mo ang alamang hanggang hindi na masyadong maalat. Actually ang alamang dito ay panahog lamang at hindi pangtimpla primarily. Mag gisa, isama ang alamang, at adobo, patis po pangtimpla ng alat.Pag na mix na, tikman... add konting sugar to taste a bit sweeter. Serve with nilagang talong...Dyogs8490
#20 - djogs8490 - 11/21/2012 - 18:12
mouth watering!!!!
i put sitaw instead of talong.. not over cook... its also good, my boyfriend love it!!!
with coke!!
#19 - sheik eva - 09/22/2012 - 17:07
It would be more tasty if you fried the eggplant . . . I've tried it & it really taste good.
#18 - dory - 09/17/2012 - 20:01
binagoongang baboy
thank you for the recipe....i´m gonna try this.;-)
#17 - elnora heinz - 07/30/2012 - 01:39
I just cooked it right now. I had some leftover pork loin, so I used that. I cooked it exactly as this recipe, with the exception of the eggplant. I also substituted hot chili peppers for the red eye pepper (siling labuyo). Yummy with rice! I drank beer to temper the spice of the chili peppers....
#16 - Sally B. Mathay - 07/10/2012 - 20:00
thanks for the recipe. tastes good.:-D
#15 - Mae - 06/26/2012 - 01:52
Thank you so much for this recipe, i am trying to cook tonight for dinner.
#14 - Edna I Gleason - 06/06/2012 - 18:14
wewssss!!!! sarap tlga !!!!:-D:-D
#13 - kate garce - 03/26/2012 - 19:23
binagoongan baboy
wow! tnx sa recipe..
#12 - kian - 02/11/2012 - 04:52
must try
i will definitely try the recipe. its mouth watering... YUM!
#11 - jing - 02/02/2012 - 02:55
binagoongang baboy
mas msarap kung lalagyan nyo ng coconut cream. Ang sarap kya.
#10 - thess manuel - 01/27/2012 - 01:25
binagoongan baboy
i like so much binagoongan baboy but i dont know how to cook,now i read the recipe of this i will try to cook soon,,, thanks
#9 - arlene - 10/15/2011 - 12:26
i like that ha, separate yung vegetable. pwede ka maglagay ng kangkong or eggplant. i'll try it, tnx!!!
#8 - Sherwin Aquino - 09/09/2011 - 22:03
im trying it now....smells good & taste great
#7 - PaulKat - 09/09/2011 - 05:28
binagoong baboy
i want to try to cook this:-):-P
#6 - ynah icasiano - 08/26/2011 - 11:36
Love this recipe
#5 - connie - 02/22/2011 - 15:30
like ladygaga,i like binagoongan with gata.we bicolanos usually add gata to almost everything we cook,maging isda,karne or gulay.try it,friends,masustansiya na masarap pa!
#4 - mamita - 01/19/2011 - 19:00
i also taste binagoongang pork with gata ng nyog then very spicy sarap... i taste it sa mother in law ng cousin ko msarap xa mgluto then i want to try it taste like maanghang na maalat na creamy. its look like bicol xpress na may bagoong alamang...
#3 - lady gaga - 09/29/2010 - 21:25
Kangkong is also good for Binagoongan. Instead of eggplant, I use kangkong which I steam and put as topping or I add it to the dish before turning off the heat. Crunchy effect!
#2 - maria lourdes r. marquez - 09/28/2010 - 02:24
binagoongang baboy version 2
I have a different version of binagoongang baboy..First i boil the pork (preferably liempo) until tender..then I fried it until brown..set aside..saute garlic, onions in margarine..add the bagoong alamang..cook for about 3 minutes then addthe brown sugar according to sweetness you desired..then add the fried pork add a little vinegar just to balance the saltiness, sweetness and acidity..cook until medyo dried siya na nagmamanti-mantika..about the eggplant i boiled it and serve it separately..when you will eat na put the binagoongan recipe on a saucer, put calamansi juice or vinegar then you make sawsaw the boiled eggplant.. if you want, put a little chili for a spicier taste..ayy appu..I tell you.. You'll forget your mother in law when you taste this recipe..promise..
#1 - Ricky de Guzman - 02/08/2010 - 01:15
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