Recipe By lola
Published Jun 8th
Prep 30m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 6 servings Calories 183.6

This is a vegetable dish from the Philippines that can be served as an everyday dish or when you have company. Since it also contains pork and prawns, you can eat it as a one-pot meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ pound pork loin, chopped
  • ½ pound peeled and deveined prawns
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ¼ pound zucchini, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ pound fresh okra, ends trimmed
  • ¼ pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ pound eggplant, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small bitter melon, cut into bite-size pieces

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pork and cook until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the shrimp into the mixture; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato to the pot, cover, and let cook 5 minutes. Stir the zucchini, okra, green beans, eggplant, and bitter melon into the mixture; cover, and cook until the vegetables are all soft to the touch, about 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 183.6
  • Carbohydrate 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol 75.4 mg
  • Fat 10.3 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 110.6 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g


  1. This was a pretty good recipe of Pinakbet. I was always so fond of this dish growing up, being that it was always available at family parties and my grandma's was hands down, the best! Some changes I made: I sauteed the onion, garlic, and tomatoes with patis(fish sauce) then added the pork. I added - Read more ...
  2. Excellent and interesting side dish.
  3. One of my favorites
  4. A friend gave me some bitter melon had no idea how to cook it. I found this recipe and had all the ingredients in my garden. I did not have any prawns so I omitted them. Did add 1 small fresh cayenne pepper A little bland for us. It rocked. None left Will make this - Read more ...
  5. This recipe was fantastic my dad isn't much a fan of Filipino and he said that he LOVED it. Thanx!
  6. This Pinakbet was awesome. It's not that same as my grandmas was but still very good.
  7. thank you lola for giving me the recipe my mom never taught me give me:)
  8. this recipe is very good since i can't find fish sauce in the area where i live. thanks for posting this lola!
  9. excellent filipino recipe my mother makes this quite a bit

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