Pinakbet (also known as pakbet) is a popular vegetable-rich Filipino dish associated wih the Ilocos region of the Philippines. Pinakbet is the contracted form of the Ilocano word pinakebbet, meaning “shrunk” or “shriveled.”
In Tagalog, pesa refers to a type of stew with ginger, while lapu-lapu is a type of grouper fish. Pesa is usually associated with dalag (mudfish), but of course there are many variations. You can even make a pesa with chicken!