Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pinakbet or Pakbet

Yesterday I made a delicious pinakbet. Since I don't have all the ingredients I decided to make my own version. Would you like to try it?
What is pinakbet by the way? According to wikipedia.com, Pinakbet or pakbet is a popular Ilocano dish, from the northern regions of the Philippines, although it has become popular throughout the archipelago. The word is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning "shrunk" or "shriveled". The original Ilocano pinakbet uses bagoong, of fermented monamon or other fish, while further south, bagoong alamang is used. The basic vegetables used in this dish include native bitter melon, eggplant, tomato, ginger, okra, string beans, lima beans, chili peppers , parda and winged beans. As its name suggests, it is usually cooked until almost dry and shriveled and the flavors of the vegetables are emphasized.

string beans,
minced onion,
crushed garlic,
cooking oil,
salt to taste,
soy sauce

1. Wash all the vegetables, cut them into desired size. And set aside.
2. Prepare the frying pan, put a spoon of cooking oil on it and when it’s hot already, put the ham, cook it until it is brown and crispy. Take it out from the frying pan and set aside.
3. Add a little of cooking oil in the frying pan and fry the onions, crushed garlic, when it’s brown and crispy, add the brown crispy ham, and mix.
4. Add now the vegetables, put the potato first, wait for some seconds until it is half cooked.
5. Add the eggplant, wait until it is half cooked also.
6. Put the remaining vegetables. Mix once and then cover. Wait for 2 seconds.
7. Add half cup of water and put small amount of salt
8. Serve hot with rice!

11 diner's comment:

Chubskulit Rose said...

sis penge, i love pinakbet but hubby don't so di ako nakakagawa nyan sa kitchen namin hehehe..

Lulu said...

naku mami rose punta tayo kina dhemz para mag fiesta tayo doon

Unknown said...

Sweet Dhemz don't u know this is one of my favorite ulam? Di jud nako sya ikambyo maski pa sa lechon or anything. hmmmm, yesterday i cooked pinakbet. lami jud kaayo labo kaayo ang kalabasa.

eden said...

dhemz, mao gyud ni akong gihandum pero wala lang ko time magluto..lolz.. pwede imo lang ko tagaaan dhemz? hehehe.. btw, basin maka luto ko karon weekend.

Clarissa said...

I love your pakbet,Mommy Dhemz!!Sarap kasi ng maraming veggies!!

Ciela said...

Your version of pinakbet looks even better than the original. Pwede patikim? he he he..

Anonymous said...

Pinakbet isn't pinakbet without bagoong ;-)

Mommy said...

Hay kalami ani sis oi! paborito pud ni nako bah pero akong bana dli mokaon kay digyas kuno ang okra.. hehehhee

Dropping by here dear...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Ito ang pinakapaborito kong gulay. Mukhang napakasarap sa picture mo. Parang gastronomic art na tuloy itong blog mo sa pagkagagandang food preparations mo. Pwede ka na talagang mag put up ng isang Filipino resto sa ganda nag food preparations mo. Gourmet food tuloy ang dating. Thanks for the yummy post. God bless you all always.

Cecile said...

Wow, sarap naman ng pinakbet na ito :-)! Pahingi naman oh, nakakagutom eh!

Cacai M. said...

Dhemz, lamia ani oi.. pinakbet! sus kalami jud.. nag-digging diay ko dre sa imong mga lamian nga mga sud-an.. mmmmm..