FILIPINO SIDE DISH: Kangkong with Bagoong Recipe

This combination is unbeatable for many Filipinos! Kangkong and bagoong is a simple yet delicious side dish that will remind you of the simple life in the province.

Kangkong with Bagoong RecipeThis recipe is good for 2-3 persons.


  • 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach), trimmed
  • 5 cups water, for boiling
  • 1/2 cup bagoong alamang (shrimp paste)
  • 100g pork, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc onion, minced
  • 1 large tomato, minced
  • sugar, to taste
  • vinegar, to taste
  • cooking oil

Cooking Procedures:

Part 1

  1. In a pan, heat oil. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato until fragrant.
  2. Add the pork. Cook until golden brown.
  3. Add bagoong (shrimp paste). Season with vinegar and sugar according to your taste. Simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Part 2

  1. In a pot, boil water then blanch kangkong (water spinach) for 3 minutes.
  2. Using a strainer, drain kangkong then rinse with cold water.
  3. Let the excess water drip off then cut into 5 inches.
  4. Arrange on a serving plate then serve with the sauteéd shrimp paste.
  5. Serve and enjoy your Kangkong with Bagoong!

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