Binagoongan is a Filipino dish made with fatty pork pieces cooked in a vinegar and fermented shrimp paste spiced with green finger chillies
Bingaoongan is a Philippine dish which is made out of Pork cooked in fermented shrimp paste, sounds smelly? Yes it its! So make sure when you cook this one you have proper ventilation on your kitchen or do it on your dirty kitchen (a common secondary kitchen in Philippines used for cooking messy and smelly dishes). Now even though this dish is smelly I can say it is so delicious, but you need that acquired taste to love it, it’s like Marmite, Durian or Chou Dofu.
This dish is cooked in two ways one is the dry version and the other is the wet version, ingredients and cooking are nearly similar and the only difference is that in the dried version the liquid is reduced until it looks like fried pork. From what I had noticed, I guess the dish is closely related to Adobo as the way it is prepared and its ingredients is similar except that soy sauce is replaced by bagoong. There are also some variations that they add vegetables to it like aubergines, okra and string beans but for my version I used tomatoes to enhance its unique flavours. So if you are brave enough to try eating a smelly dish then give this a try and let me know what do you think!