Binagoongang Baboy (Pork in Fermented Shrimp Paste)

This is Binagoongang Baboy (Pork in Fermented Shrimp Paste). Binagoongang baboy is a traditional Filipino dish, cooked with pork and shrimp paste. This is a favorite dish of many Filipinos and some has many different ways in cooking this dish. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 1 1/2 pounds of pork belly, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons of shrimp paste
  • 2 pieces of large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled then minced
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppercorns
  • cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of water


  1. Combine the pork, vinegar, water and half of the garlic and onion in a pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  3. Set aside, separating the sauce from the pork.
  4. In a separate pan, saute the remaining garlic and onion in oil.
  5. Add the tomatoes and stir fry until the tomatoes wilted.
  6. Add the boiled pork.
  7. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  8. Add sugar and peppercorns.
  9. Then add the sauce from the boiled pork and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the shrimp paste.
  11. Simmer for 2 more minutes.
  12. Serve with steamed rice.


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