Pakpako refers to a salad from the Philippines, particularly from the Ilocos Region of the country made from edible wild fern. Fern is called "Pako " in the Philippines. Edible and non-edible ferns are found in the Philippines. Edible ferns are mostly prepared as salad by boiling the young fern (pako) leaves mixing it with chopped tomatoes and a little bit of vinegar and salt. Best eaten with fried fish or meat.