Pakbet or Pinakbet is one of authentic good food Filipino recipes. Pakbet recipe is an easy dish that has many variants across the Philippines. A very popular one is the Ilocano's Dinengdeng, which has saluyot as one of the ingredients, making it a bit slimy. This food recipe is so simple no wonder that Pakbet is a common viand of typical Filipinos.  

In cooking this easy recipe, you can use either bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) or isda (fish paste / salted anchovy paste) and you can also add some more vegetables of your choice in this food recipe.

Serves 2-3  Prep Time 15 minutes  Cooking Time 20 minutes


1/4 kilo pork with fat, cut into small pieces
2 Ampalaya (bitter melons) sliced to bite size pieces
2 eggplants, sliced to bite size pieces
1/8 kilo squash, cut in cubes
5 pieces of okra, cut in two
3 pieces of sigarilyas (winged bean)
1 head garlic, minced
2 onions, diced
5 tomatoes, sliced
1 tablespoon of ginger, crushed and sliced
4 tablespoons bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) or bagoong isda (fish paste)
3 tablespoons of oil
1 1/2 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

How To Cook:

In a cooking pan, heat oil and fry the pork until brown, remove the pork from the pan and set aside.

On the same pan, saute garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes.

In a casserole, boil water and add bagoong.

Add the pork in the casserole and mix in the sautéed garlic, onion, ginger and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add in all the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are done, careful not to overcook.

Serve hot with plain rice.

Ana cooked this at home for a simple lunch. Well, every dish that my girlfriend cooks is sinfully delighting. Should I say more? (",)

But this simple household recipe is one recipe Pinoy all over the world would go crazy about.


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