After braving the Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago, I stopped at the Filipino store on our way home and grabbed a few items for my Pinoy Goodies supplies. I also ended up grabbing fresh vegetables to make one of my favorite Filipino dishes which is Pinakbet. If you haven’t noticed, my pinakbet is missing a couple of key ingredients. These are okra and calabasa (squash). Well, I’m allergic to okra, and I forgot to grab a quarter of the calabasa at the store. I saw sitaw (long green beans), bitter melon, and eggplant and I forgot about the squash. Oh well. Good thing I didn’t forget the alamang. That’s the itty bitty pink fermented shrimp you see all around.