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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pinakbet: Popular Vegetable Dish in Philippines

Pinakbet is a native Filipino vegetable dish which is made popular by Ilocanos. This is compose of different kinds of vegetables found in tropics sauted with “bagoong isda” or “bagoong alamang” Basic vegetables includes “ampalaya”(bitter melon), eggplant, tomato, okra, string beans, chilli peppers, “bataw” or (parda), “sigarillas”(winged beans), malunggay pod and others.

Some variations can be achieved by using other kind of vegetables such as “kalabasa”(squash) as popularized by Tagalogs. Some use additional of “dahon ng kamote”, patani, kadios or even “kangkong”.

This is spiced by using traditional Filipino spices such as garlic, onion, ginger, salt and pepper. Some add pork or shrimp or even “talangka” (small crabs) aside from bagoong and others preferred to add MSG.

Cooking can be done at about 10 minutes and be careful that vegetables will not overcook. Best served with steam rice and fried fish. Hmmmnnnn....Yummmy!!! *-* 

Below are different variations of this menu.

basic vegetables are included

this one include flower of squash

"bagoong alamang" is used to add  flavor

with fried pork as ingredients

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