Weight: 340 g
Manufacturer: Buenas Food Corporation
Bagoong monamon, bagoong monamon-dilis, or simply bagoong is a common ingredient used in the Philippines. It is made by fermenting salted anchovies ("monamon" or "munamon" in Ilocano) which is not designed, nor customarily used for immediate consumption since it is completely raw. Therefore, it is used as a cooking ingredient, upon when it is cooked alone, it can be used as an accompaniment to traditional food dishes. To most Westerners unfamiliar with this condiment, the smell can be extremely repulsive.
Bagoong is however, an essential ingredient in many curries and sauces. It is used as a flavor enhancing agent, in the place of salt orsoy sauce. It is used in creating the fish stock that is the base for many Ilocano dishes, likepinakbet, or as a dressing to greens. It is also used as a condiment, in many cases, a dipping sauce for chicharon, green and ripemangoes, or hard boiled eggs.
It is similar in taste and smell to that of anchovy paste.
In New Brunswick, you can get this and other Filipino grocery items from AngKapitbahay – your friendly neighborhood online grocery store serving Philippine products to New Brunswick residents.