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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Bulanglang and Pinakbet what is the difference between the two? Though the ingredients might be the same the way it is cooked and flavoured is different, as a start we can safely say that Bulanglang is the recipe of the Tagalog’s and Pinakbet is for the Ilocano’s.



  • 1/2 cup pork belly, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup shrimps, deveined
  • 1/3 medium sized butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 bundle string beans, sliced
  • 2 pieces eggplant, sliced
  • 1015 pcs okra, sliced
  • 4 cups rice wash
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 pcs tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bagoong alamang (fermented shrimp paste), if you cant find this use sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a pot add oil and pork then cook until brown and crispy. Remove from pot then set aside.
  2. Add garlic and onion and sauté for a minute; add tomatoes and sauté until it becomes soft.
  3. Add okra and string beans, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add butternut squash and eggplants and stir fry for a minute.
  5. Pour in rice wash then add the shrimps and bagoong, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  6. Season with freshly ground black pepper then serve.