|Alternative names||Balaw-balaw, burong hipon|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Similar dishes||Tinapayan, Burong isda|
Balao-balao, also known as burong hipon ("pickled shrimp"), is a Filipino dish consisting of cooked rice and whole raw shrimp fermented with salt and angkak (red yeast rice). Depending on the salt content, it is fermented for several days to weeks. The lactobacilli involved in the fermentation process of the rice produces lactic acid which preserves and softens the shrimp.
|Noodles & pasta|
|Lumpia & Turón|
& other desserts
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