pinakbet --- all time favorite

Philippines
May 15, 2010 2:33am CST
Do you have an all time favorite dish. I like pinakbet. When I think of something to cook a vegetable dish, it's the pinakbet that comes to my mind first. The main ingredients are squash, white squash, string beans and okra. That will do, but you can always add up another vegetable except the malungay. How do you cook your pinakbet. I know different places in the Philippines has different way of preparing this dish. Do you cook with bagoong or not? Nevertheless, it is such a delicious and healthy dish, complete with vitamins and minerals. Have you all tasted it?
8 responses
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
16 May 10
I'm new to cooking. I tried to cook pinakbet in my own version. But I have not tried to cook it with bagoong. I feel hungry now. Happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
16 May 10
you might got mistaken, I mean with bagoong is the shrimp paste not the dilis bagoong. fyi!
• Philippines
15 May 10
My husband loves pinakbet and he is a very good cook. Aside from the squash, okra and string beans, he adds shrimp paste and some meat to make it even tastier.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
15 May 10
I like also Pinakbet but I'm not a good cook. I miss the cooking of our mother because she is in the province right now.
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
18 May 10
I love pinakbet! I'm from Cebu and I grew up eating pinakbet made with coconut milk and wilted (overcooked) squash, string beans, okra, eggplant, and sigarillas. I find it amazing that different (and equally delicious!) versions of this dish exist throughout the Philippines! I make it a point to order and taste the local pinakbet whenever I visit other cities.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
18 May 10
am not a vegetable eater but i agree with you. pinakbet is good. btw, fyi, do you know that there was an international chef, one of the many who featured philippine dishes, named anthony bourdain who got to taste pinakbet and loved it?
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
17 May 10
I cooked pinakbet in our kitchen at least three time a week. My sister wants squash and shrimp and also few cuts of lean meat in the dish. The okra and string beans is needed too to complete the delicious dish. We also fry salted fish to go along with the pinakbet and father like that very much. The one thing I like about pinakbet is that when all those vegetables ingredients mix together it will produce lots of vitamins and minerals to our body. I think most of the people in our locality cooked this foods everyday
• Philippines
15 May 10
i also love this all time favorite food. my mom's version of this food is the best but sadly she isnt here anymore. i tried to cook pinakbet just like what my mom use to cook but i just cant come up with the exact taste and my version tastes not that good.
• Philippines
15 May 10
pinakbet--is one of delicacy in the Ilocano's Tribe., this name originate from this tribe, and i am belong to this tribe Ilocano that is why i know how to cook it by it own originality.. until now we cook it like our old ancestor by mean of a clay pot.. and its so very natural test and its smell very delicious..oooh i really love it!
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
15 May 10
the great dish of the norht ilokanos/pangsinense, but i like the panginese better! because of the bagoong (fish sauce) as its seasoning..but too bad i am allergic to certain eggplants - its main ingredient. i love also chop seuy definitely my all time favorite dish.