Storm and Ferment!
Visiting the Sacred Room can be a very emotional experience: There is something moving (in more ways than one) in seeing the lifelike wounded Jesus and grieving Virgin Mary. You should see for yourself
Look what I got! Bangus in a bottle! Binagoongan at that! Bagoong is fermented fish (fish bagoong you buy already made and bottled)or shrimp paste- waaay pungent to cook or have around the house.
Anyway, you wash the shrimpies and boil in vinegar and water before you sautee in lots of garlic, cracklings (pork rind rendered to get the fat). tomatoes, chili and calamansi (to help minimize lansa or fishiness. Bagoong is best paired with manggang hilaw (green mango) and inihaw na talong (grilled eggplant)or dip for singkamas (turnip) but used as flavor base for ginataang gulay (vegetables in coconut milk), binagoongang baboy (pork belly cubed and cooked in bagoong sauce), and pinakbet (Ilocano veggie dish).
Bagoong Club (yep everything has bagoong in it, lip smacking good but sinful food you eat willfully ignoring sodium, cholesterol or calory count) serves my favorite munggo sa bulalo. Munggo is sauteed mung or beans and bulalo is bone marrow soup. Either one is lethal. Together in a dish, laced with bagoong... let's just say you'd be toeing a thin line between mind blowing and life threatening. So brace yourself!