Binagoongang Baboy


  • 1 kilo pork loin, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup cane vinegar
  • 1/2 cup bagoong or shrimp paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 pieces black pepper, cracked
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 pieces jalapeno chillie or other, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG), optional


  1. Place pork, vinegar, shrimp paste, garlic, and pepper corns in a cooking pan and mix well.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil without stirring.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until the pork is tender, checking occasionally to ensure that it does not burn.
  4. Mix in the sugar and MSG, then put in the chillies and simmer for another 5 minutes.