We love trying new types of food and we love supporting local products. Another thing that I personally love, though, is spicy food. As much as possible, I try to make it a point to spice up all of my meals, be it through chili powder, chili sauce, or actual chili. One of my recent favorites is this homemade chili bagoong by MyDolor’s.
According to the owner, she just started making this bagoong to help her husband financially since she spent all of her time at home taking care of their five children. With just 400 pesos capital, she made her first eleven bottles of bagoong a year ago – and boy, is it good!
The minute I tasted it, I honestly could not stop eating it. I ended up buying a bunch of green mangoes and before I knew it, we had eaten a whole jar in just one sitting. Of course, mangoes aren’t the only thing you can eat this bagoong with it. It also tastes great with singkamas, kare-kare, or fried foods, like fried eggplant and fried fish.
Back when she started, this bagoong was only sold to her neighbors and her husband’s officemates, but now, she already has resellers in both Manila and Mindanao. Sometimes, this bagoong makes its way to Canada and Japan “pag may flight yung pilot na asawa ng naging customer ng reseller ko”, she shares. Phew.