Pinakbet Or Pakbet Ilocano Recipe

  • 1/4 kg. sitaw – cut into 2 inches long (if you’re living abroad and sitaw /long beans is not available, you can substitute it with green beans)
  • 1/4 kg. medium sized eggplant – sliced thinly diagonally
  • 1/4 kg. squash – sliced into cubes
  • 1 medium sized ampalaya – sliced diagonally
  • 10 pcs. small sized okra
  • 4 pcs. siling haba (chili fingers/banana peppers)
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes – sliced finely
  • 2 medium sized onions – sliced finely
  • 3 cloves garlic – crushed and minced
  • 1/4 cup patani – peeled
  • 1 finger of ginger – crushed
  • 1/2 kg. pork chop – sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup fish bagoong sauce
  • 1 cup of water
Pinakbet Or Pakbet Ilocano Recipe


  1. Saute garlic until golden brown, followed by the onion, tomato and ginger.
  2. Add the pork and fish bagoong sauce. Mix well and saute until the pork turns into light brown.
  3. Add the patani, sitaw and kalabasa, mix carefully then add the water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the okra and simmer for another 2-4 minutes.
  5. Add the ampalaya and eggplant, cover the pot and simmer for another 2-4 minutes. Mix carefully, taste it and add more fish bagoong sauce if desired.
  6. Ready to serve with steamed rice. Serve it hot, enjoy!

Source: Nhymbe

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