Bagoóng is a paste made from fish or small shrimps that are salted and fermented for several weeks. The liquid byproduct is drawn off and used as a sauce called patis. Different areas of the Philippines have their own version of bagoóng.
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.”