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Okra can be simply boiled and then dipped in a combination sawsawan of toyo (soy sauce) and calamansi (Philippine citrus). It can also be used as an ingredient in classic Filipino dishes like sinigang and pinakbet.

Scientific name: Abelmoschus esculentus

  • Pinakbet Ilocano
    Posted in: Recipes

    Cooked, Styled & Photographed by Mayette Garcia.

    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.”

  • Pork Liempo Sinigang
    Pork Liempo Sinigang
    Posted in: Meat

    Pork Liempo Sinigang by Mommy Shelette.

    Sinigang is a sour broth with the prominent ingredient usually being fish, shrimp, or a cut of meat. In the case of the featured photo, it’s pork liempo, which is pork belly.

  • Pakbet with Saluyot Leaves
    Posted in: Vegetables

    Pakbet with Saluyot Leaves by Mommy Shelette. Pinakbet or Pakbet is a popular vegetable dish in the Philippines. Pork is often added for flavor, but it is omitted during Catholic meatless days such as on Holy Week. Therefore, it’s a great dish for Filipinos to enjoy during the Lenten season! Check back soon for a […]