Pancit Palabok Recipe

Posted by By at 19 September, at 08 : 11 AM Print

Try our Panlasang Pinoy Pancit Palabok

Pancit Palabok Recipe is another Filipino noodle dish with a Chinese origin. It’s called palabok because of the bright colored orange shrimp-flavoured thick sauce covered the thin rice noodles. Then, it has a toppings of chopped green onions, fried garlic, cut wedges of hard-boiled eggs, pieces of chicharon (pork crackling), cubed tokwa (beancurd), cooked prawns and pork, flaked tinapa (smoke fish) and finally finished it with squeeze calamansi juice all over.

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Pancit Palabok Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup mongo sprouts
  • 1 lb. pancit bihon (rice noodles) or palabok noodles

Palabok Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup atsuete (annatto) seeds, soaked in
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups shrimp juice
  • 6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Palabok Toppings:

  • 1 cup cooked pork, cut into strips
  • 2 pcs. fried tokwa (beancurd), cubed
  • 1/2 cup flaked tinapa (smoked fish)
  • 1/2 cup pounded chicharon (pork cracklings)
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup shrimps, boiled and shelled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp. fried garlic, to garnish
  • kalamansi (Philippine lemon).

How to cook Pancit Palabok :

  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Place mongo sprouts in a strainer and then add the noodles.
  • Drop strainer into boiling water.
  • Cook sprouts and noodles until soft.
  • Drain well.
  • Pour noodles with sprouts in a large platter.

Prepare palabok sauce:

  • Strain atsuete water.
  • Add to shrimp juice and cook in a saucepan.
  • Disperse flour in water and add to the pan.
  • Bring to a boil and stir constantly.
  • Season to taste.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cooked noodles.
  • Top with pork and tokwa.
  • Sprinkle with tinapa and chicharon.
  • Arrange egg slices and shrimps on top.
  • Garnish with green onions and fried garlic.
  • Serve hot with kalamansi.





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  1. Terri, 1 year ago Reply

    This looks interesting…I’m not so sure about it…I never had beancurd, I can be fussy sometimes….

  2. Jimmy Arcade, 1 year ago Reply

    Wow! This sounds very interesting. Unlike the other commenter, Terri, the beancurd is something that I would embrace, but it’s the pork part of it that I could do without.

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