This is all about our very own LIGO SARDINES. A budget Recipe! The original flavor Ligo Sardines is known the world over for its excellent taste available in Regular and with Chili Added. The regular premium gold label flavoured in tomatoe sauce without chili (green can). The green one and the red one in tomatoe sauce and chili added (red can).
When the refrigerator has been emptied and all fresh produce have been consumed, it’s time to break into the canned goods. This is my favorite, and to this day, I keep at least a couple of cans in the cupboard at all times. Ligo sardines, of course!
I remember those days in the Philippines…..My family didnt have much money when I was growing up and my mom would have to cook what suited our budget and sure enough, due to lack of money, this dish came up on our menu quite often. She added with misua most of the time, or even with pansit.
Since 1945, A. Tung Chingco Trading, Inc. has been the exclusive distributor of Ligo products in the Philippines. Mr. Gregory Tung, Sr., known as the founder of A. Tung Chingco Trading made these products known in the Philippines. A fruitful and promising association between A. Tung Chingco and Liberty Gold Fruit Co., Inc. of California, U.S.A. tie-up flourished and made Ligo a market leader in the canned fish industry.
In 1980, A. Tung Chingco Trading, Inc. as it continued its dominance in the canned fish market, perceived the need to put up its own cannery to produce Ligo Sardines and Ligo Mackerel locally and meet the growing demand for its products.
To ensure superior quality, A. Tung Chingco Trading, Inc maintained strict quality-control standards throughout all of the company operations. Ligo products gained prominence in the Philippine market because of its excellent quality and good taste. Since then, Ligo has become synonymous to Good Quality.
In the mid 1980’s, A. Tung Chingco Trading, Inc., under the stewardship of Mr. Gregory Tung, Jr., strengthened its marketing and manufacturing set-up and ventured into the meat products.
From then on, the company engaged in the development of new canned fish and meat products – Ligo Sardines and Mackerel variants, Ligo Squid, and Ligo Corned Beef.
Ligo has gained worldwide popularity. Now, Ligo Sardines and Mackerel are being exported to the United States, Europe, Asia like; Hongkong, Japan, Singapore, Middle and Far East and the Pacific Rim.
Over the years, the brand Ligo has earned a worldwide reputation of product excellence. A. Tung Chingco Trading vision is to manufacture quality products that are affordable to the people.