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“Pinakbet”, Filipino Stir Fried Vegetables with Shrimp and Pork Belly, What's For Dinna

"Pinakbet", Filipino Stir Fried Vegetables with Shrimp and Pork Belly

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


  • wok or saute pan


  • 1 lb pork belly
  • 12 medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 medium tomato, cubed
  • cups of water
  • 24 pieces Chinese long string beans, cut into 2 inch long
  • 6 okra, trimmed, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 Japanese eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 3 cups butternut squash
  • 1 bittermelon,cut lenthwise, discard core and seeds, sliced into half rounds
  • 2 tbsp "bagoong" or sauteed' shrimp paste


  • in a wok or saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the pork belly, cook, stirring often until brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
    In the same pan, add the garlic and onion, cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about five minutes. Then add the tomatoes, cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add back the pork, along with ginger, fish paste. Stir to combine. Then add the squash and water. Cover with lid and cook until squash is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables along with the shrimp paste. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for another 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Divide among bowls. Serve with steamed rice.

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