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Pakbet

Pinakbet

PiYESta's Pakbet

One of my absolute favorite dishes to eat in General Santos City is Pakbet by PiYESta! KTv and Restobar.

Pakbet or Pinakbet is a popular Filipino stew made of vegetables, some meat usually pork, and bagoong (shrimp paste). The vegetables used in the stew are those popular in the Philippines such as kalabasa (pumpkin), ampalaya (bitter gourd), okra, sitaw (snake beans), and kamatis (tomatoes). Bawang (garlic) and sibuyas (onions) are used for flavoring while the meat is sauteed. The bagoong gives the dish a unique salty, fishy flavor which balances the flavors of the vegetables.

Definitely a unique Filipino dish that showcases the wealth of vegetables in the country, flavored with a condiment that is uniquely Filipino. It is prepared and served in different ways. I have even tried one which had chicharon (deep fried pork skin) in it.

I don’t know what PiYESta’s secret is but their Pakbet is a notch above the rest. I can probably finish an entire serving with multiple cups of rice. It is a delicious mix of crisp veggies with a bagoong taste that’s not too overwhelming and a sauce is not watery. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

Every time I go to Gen Santos City, I get extra happy when I eat my Pakbet from PiYESta. :)

PiYESta! KTv and Restobar is located at Al Fresco, Robinson’s Place, General Santos City. You may reach them at +6383-5542139 or at +639239289057.

Many thanks to Orman and Donna for their generosity and hospitality during my last vacation in General Santos City.

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7 Responses to “Pakbet”

  1. ormanpogi says:

    mare this is your comfort food! hahahahaha! balik ka lang uli sa gensan!

  2. Ria says:

    Mare, correct. LOOOVE IT! :) Donna and I already talked, I may be extra early for BlogFest. Still finalizing the sched though.

  3. Donna Mae says:

    balik balik dri ri :) always a pleasure having you here :) thank you for this one

  4. jinky says:

    next time, uban ta pig out, ria baby! :-)

  5. Ria says:

    Dons, YES! See you soon! :)

    Ate Jinky, I was looking for you when I was there. See you in December! :)

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