I ate supper with Miel. We had kare-kare on the table. The bagoong na alamang made our kare-kare more delicious. I put some vinegar on the bagoong to remove the “fishy” smell. Oh, by the way, I’m a big fan of bagoong! I could eat bagoong and rice for a week! Hahaha!
My ex-boyfriend cooks his dishes with a tablespoon of bagoong instead of salt or fish sauce. You should taste his beef stew with bagoong. Well, I can go away with eggplant and bagoong, camote tops and bagoong, ladyfinger and bagoong and all sorts of vegetables basta may bagoong!
Can you eat an apple with bagoong? I bet you’d puke! I eat star apple with bagoong, guava with bagoong, ripe or green mango with bagoong, banana with bagoong, camias with bagoong and pineapple with bagoong. Hmmmmm….mouth-watering!
Some people refer to it as anchovy. Some says that it’s shrimp/fish paste. Why not just call it as it is; bagoong? If the Koreans don’t translate their kimchi to cabbage appetizer, then why can’t we just leave bagoong as it is?