Bagoong alamang is a shrimp paste, popular for its strong, powerful taste. This gives it enough flavor to serve as a dip for green mangoes, or even to mix with your salad. However, it can also serve as a salt substitute because of its briny flavor.
People also largely know it for being a great starter for stir-fry. Paired with the right ingredients like onions or vinegar, it can make for a great combination with most of your favorite side dishes like rice.