Filipino Recipe: Learning How to Prepare the Appetizing Bagoong Guisado

Bagoong Guisado Recipe

Filipinos love to feast on sour mangoes, especially when it is the season of it. But we can all agree, eating green mangoes by itself is too plain and boring that we often feel the need to pair it with something—sometimes with salt, more frequently with bagoong guisado.

Bagoong guisado or sauteéd shrimp paste is basically fermented small shrimps sauteed with onion, garlic, tomato, and pork. It is often used as a condiment, not just to counter the sourness of mangoes but also to add flavor to many beef and pork dishes. It can also be eaten as a separate dish often consumed with rice.

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Bagoong Guisado Recipe

Preparing bagoong guisado is actually quite easy. Take a look at the bagoong guisado recipe we prepared below.

Real-Pinoy Bagoong Guisado Recipe

(Note: This bagoong guisado recipe yields twelve servings.)


8 oz pork (with fat and sliced)
24 oz shrimp paste
7 tbsp sugar
6 tsp vinegar
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 small onions, minced
2 tomato (medium-sized and diced)


Follow these steps to making your own bagoong guisado:

1. Prepare a pan and heat it.
2. Pan-sear the pork until oil comes out for most flavor.
3. Add the shrimp paste and sugar, then pour vinegar into the pan. Stir properly.
4. Cook in low heat for as long as 15 mins. (Don’t forget to stir from time to time with a reasonable time interval.)
5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
6. Serve and enjoy!

As mentioned, you can use this bagoong guisado recipe to prepare a dish that your family can eat with steamed rice. Or you can use it as a condiment. If you’re expecting some guests, maybe you can prepare some green mangoes too and pair it with the bagoong guisado. Either way, trust that you can never go wrong with this mouth-watering dish.

Check our special pinakbet recipe and add the bagoong guisado for a more flavorful Filipino dish!

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