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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinakbet (Filipino Mixed Vegetable Dish)



Pinakbet



Pinakbet  is a popular Ilocano dish, from the northern regions of the Philippines. The basic vegetables used in this dish include native bitter melon, eggplant, tomato, okra, string beans. A Tagalog version usually includes calabaza. Most of these vegetables are easily accessible, and are grown in backyards and gardens of most households. The flavors of the vegetables are accentuated with shrimp paste. In some cases, lechon, chicharon, or other meats (most commonly pork) are added. It is considered a very healthy dish, and convenient in relation to the harsh and rugged, yet fruitful Ilocos region of the Philippines.


(Reference: Wikipedia) 

7 comments:

  1. oh, looking so yummy Chay, this is one of my favorite vegetable dishes, though since Khai had gout, I've learned to cook this dish without any shrimp nor meat. But sometimes, after cooking, I take my portion and add shrimp paste :)

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    1. If Jeff is home, I don't cook it with shrimp paste, he doesn't like the scent of it ! My mom makes it with the bagoong isda and whew that is just delicious !!!

      chay

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  2. i love its ybanag version but i must say the ilocano version is the best. :)

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    1. I've had it before made with a kapampangan and they are so good too ! I agree the Ilocano version is the best !

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  3. never tried bitter melon, one day maybe - everything elde looks yummy

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    1. Let me know once you tried the bittermelon, my husband didn't like it at all, he said it is so bitter !

      Chay

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  4. now, that I can cook superbly hehe,

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