Barrio Fiesta’s Spicy Bagoong


Note that Barrio Fiesta has at least two different sizes — 250 grams and 500 grams. Amazon usually has only the smaller jar, which is about 8.8 fluid ounces.

Also note that there are three flavor variants that can be distinguished according to label color: Regular (Green), Spicy (Red), Sweet (Yellow-Orange)

Price is subject to change 🙂

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Barrio Fiesta’s Spicy Bagoong: The Authentic Shrimp-Paste Taste Made More Exciting with a Hot and Spicy Boost

Sizes: 250g, 500g

Barrio Fiesta is Halal Certified and has the GMP seal for Good Manufacturing Practice. Furthermore, BF invested in the ingredients, machinery and personnel to comply with strict U.S. standards so it is also HACCP certified, meaning it’s clean enough for export into the United States.

For those who don’t know, BAGOONG is considered stinky, yet it’s an ubiquitous condiment throughout the Philippine islands. Each region has its own particular ingredients and process of making.

One of the most popular versions is Bagoong Alamang, which is prepared by fermenting krill or very tiny shrimps. It’s relatively solid. (To compare, the bagoong made with fish is almost pure liquid.)

What do Filipinos do with bagoong? It can be used as a dip for green mangoes and jicama! In fact, that’s a favorite way of consuming mangga and singkamas — otherwise, you’d have to make do with plain white rock salt.

Of course, bagoong is also an essential flavor ingredient in many iconic Filipino dishes, such as pinakbet and kare-kare. There should be a museum dedicated to it, the way Koreans have a museum for kimchi!


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