Pinakbet Recipe

Pinakbet is a Filipino vegetable dish that originates from the northern parts of Luzon, particularly in Ilocos.

It is basically assorted vegetables cooked in bagoong or fish/shrimp sauce.

This is a common vegetable side dish that you can have in any day. Learn cooking this with this easy recipe:

Pinakbet Recipe

Pinakbet Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino


  • ½ lb pork belly cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ½ small kalabasa peeled and cut into pieces
  • 6 to 8 okra ends trimmed
  • ½ bunch long beans ends trimmed and cut into into 3-inch lengths
  • 1 ampalaya seeded, halved and cut into 1-inch thick
  • 1 large eggplant ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch thick
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In pot over medium heat, pour and heat oil.
  • Add-in onions and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until limp and aromatic.
  • Add-in pork and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is lightly browned.
  • Add-in shrimp paste and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp paste begins to brown.
  • Add-in tomatoes and cook, mashing with back of spoon, for about 5 minutes or until softened and have released juice.
  • Add-in water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender. (Add more water in ½ cup increments as needed to maintain about 1 cup of liquid.)
  • Add-in kalabasa and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add-in okra, long beans, ampalaya and eggplant.
  • Continue to cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

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