We’ll bet as soon as you saw “bagoong” in the title, you started salivating. (It’s not for everyone, but since you’re here, we’ll assume that you’re a fan.) We’re giving you another way to enjoy the condiment in your day-to-day. Sure, it’s great to partner with green mangoes as an afternoon snack. But take it up a notch by making it the star of your next lunch.
This one’s for big eaters with low budgets. For only PHP94.39 per person, you get two (!) cups of rice, chicken, egg, and an onion salad. Costs are cut because you use one ingredient—the bagoong—twice: in the rice and in the chicken. You can even add more crunchy vegetables, and the recipe would still be under PHP200.
You can use any bagoong you like. We used a sweeter kind in our version to complement the heat of the chilis and the sourness of the green mangoes. Get spoonfuls of each component for a comforting, not-too-sweet, not-too-salty explosion of flavor. It’s also good cold, so you don’t even have to worry about heating it up again before eating.