Pancit Palabok

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Pancit palabok is a conventional Filipino dish consisting of thin rice noodles doused in a creamy shrimp-infused sauce and complemented with numerous toppings which include hard-boiled eggs, shrimps, pork chicharon, pork, scallions, and fish flakes. This palabok dish is one of the popular pancit dishes and considered an authentic Filipino invention, not like any different foreign-influenced versions.

Pancit Palabok Recipe


For Noodles and Sauce:

  • 1/4 kilo miki noodles
  • 1/4 cup annatto seeds
  • 1/4 cup shrimps
  • 4 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
  • Fish sauce
  • Water

For Palabok Toppings:

  • Hard boiled egg; sliced
  • Tinapa flakes (smoked fish)
  • Pork chicharon; grounded
  • Fried garlic; minced
  • Spring onions; chopped
  • Shrimps; boiled and shelled
  • Lemon or kalamansi; sliced

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Place the annatto seeds in 1/4 cup water for 30 minutes.Mash the seeds and set aside the annatto water. Discard the seeds.
  2. Remove the shells and heads of the shrimps. Pound and mash in 2 cups of water. Drain the shrimp juice and set aside.
  3. Combine the annatto water, shrimp juice, and flour. Bring to boil and season with fish sauce. Stir constantly to produce a thick sauce. Set aside.
  4. Place noodles in a strainer. Dip in boiling water until tender. Drain well and set aside in a platter.
  5. Pour the sauce over the noodles.
  6. Garnish with toppings.
Pancit Palabok by yokleonardo

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