Pinakbet Ilocano Style

This is an original and very popular Filipino genre dish.


1/2 cup squash, cubed
5 pcs string beans, cut 3 inches long
5 pcs okra, sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup patani (optional)
6 pcs eggplant, halved
3 pcs tomatoes, quartered
1 tbsp. ginger strips
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 pcs onions, quartered
1 tbsp. fish bagoong
1/4 kilo bagnet or pork belly, fried until crispy ( for vegan, replace with fried gluten )
1 cup water


How to cook Pinakbet Ilocano Style

  • In a saucepan, arrange the vegetables in the following order: squash, string beans, okra, patani, eggplant, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and onions.
  • Top with bagoong and bagnet. Add water. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer.
  • Slowly stir with a ladle to make sure that all portions are cooked.
  • Simmer until almost all the liquid is conserve hot. Serves 4.

Pinakbet Ilocano