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Pinakbet Ilocano Style

How to Cook Pinakbet Ilocano Style

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Vegetables Recipe
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings


  • 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 vegetarians, 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.