Alamang or shrimp paste can be considered bizarre, disgusting, common, annoying, foul, absurd, unpleasant, nasty, repugnant, unreasonable, yucky, and unbearable to some, specially to the foreigners. But, for most of the Filipinos, this is the best material delicacy for dip or part of a cuisine.
I already showed a recipe featuring Pork Binagoongan, a dish with pork cooked in a sauteed shrimp paste that is best paired with fried vegetables.
Bagoong Alamang or shrimp paste has been a staple food of the Filipinos. Though many found it as bizarre foods, we Pinoys loved this especially a dip to our very sour manggang hilaw (Green Mangoes). Me, I love shrimp paste sauteed in garlic and onions with lots of brown sugar to compliment the salty taste.