Mangoes taste so much better with Sautéed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong). I love how the Bagoong can add so much oomph to the mango without being to overpowering the flavour. Although, some of my friends argue that eating Sautéed Shrimp Paste can give you bad breath and sometimes, Sautéed Shrimp Paste can be too fishy, I still love pairing it with sliced mangoes.
It’s hard to find the perfect Sautéed Shrimp Paste that suits your tastes because a lot of people have their own version of it. There are also some people that aren’t too careful when they make Sautéed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong) and contaminate it with many bacteria and other unwanted things (e.g. flies, germs, etc).
Personally, I prefer making Bagoong from scratch rather than buying my own. It’s easy to make and you can save a lot of money. I am more comfortable with homemade bagoong than the ones from mango street vendors. Plus, this way, I can have bagoong whenever I want it.
Sauteed Shrimp Paste /Ginisang Bagoong