Our native dishes, such as pinakbet and dinengdeng or bulanglang, will never be complete without one ingredient that has been the pride of our province, Pangasinan. Do you know what that is? It is the famous bagoong, technically termed as fish paste. This product can be found on almost all of homes here in Pangasinan. Even those with high economic status also have fish paste in their homes. It seems to be a part of our Filipino culture that we make use of bagoong in making our daily dishes more delicious and yummy. Aside from that, plain bagoong can be used as “sawsawan” or dip for different native Filipino foods such as steamed kamote and kangkong leaves, grilled fishes and the like. With the addition of the popular “suka” (vinegar) and “kalamansi,” your plain bagoong can be a great stuff for making your eating more satisfying and more enjoying.
Bagoong (Fish Paste) Industry is said to be one of Pangasinan’s Undying Wealth. Do you know why?