In the Philippines, a staple dish is pinakbet. This vegetable stew is popular in the Ilokano region, where it is typically cooked until almost dry. The dish is enhanced by shrimp paste and other meats. Like its Provençal cousin, ratatouille, it also has a similar flavor but without the sauce. In the Pinakbet Recipe, you can substitute the shrimp paste with patis, fish sauce, and tomatoes.