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Tofu Pinakbet

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Tofu Pinakbet is a variety of the Filipino vegetable dish, but instead of the usual proteins used on the dish fried tofu squares are used.


Units Scale
  • 250 g fried tofu
  • 150 shrimps, shelled
  • 2 small Asian eggplant, sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 bunch string beans, sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 300g okra, sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 squash or buttercup, sliced roughly 1 inch
  • 1 large bitter melon, sliced
  • 2 pcs tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 head garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp bagoong monamon / isda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a pan sauté garlic, onion and tomatoes in oil.
  2. Add squash and okra continuously pan frying for 2 minutes, bring the heat to low and cover for 5 minutes
  3. Add string beans, bitter melon and eggplants pan fry pan fry for additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add water, sugar, tofu, shrimps, bagoong monamon, cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes in medium heat until vegetables are cooked.
  5. Season with pepper add fish sauce/salt if needed.