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Binagoongan Baboy sa Gata in a white serving bowl
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Binagoongan Baboy sa Gata

Binagoongan Baboy sa Gata with pork belly stewed in coconut milk, shrimp paste, and chili peppers. It's a hearty, boldly flavored dish that’s perfect with steamed rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 963kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 pounds pork belly, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 can (13 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 Thai chili peppers, stemmed and minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a wide pan or skillet over medium heat, heat oil. 
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened. 
  • Add pork and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of the spoon, until softened.
  • Add shrimp paste and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and allow to a boil, uncovered and without stirring, for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, water, chili peppers, and sugar.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer until it begins to render fat and pork is fork-tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.



Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 96g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 511mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.4mg