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Pancit Palabok Recipe

This is a recipe for Pancit Palabok
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Noodles
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 pack 1 lb rice noodles (bihon)
  • >>Sauce ingredients
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp anatto powder
  • 3 cups pork broth
  • 1 piece shrimp cube
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • >>Topping ingredients:
  • 1 cup boiled pork thinly sliced and cut into small pieces
  • 2 pieces fried firm tofu tokwa, cubed
  • ½ cup tinapa flakes smoked fish
  • ½ cup chicharon pounded
  • 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • ½ cup cooked shrimps boiled or steamed
  • 1/4 cup green onion or scallions finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fried garlic
  • 2 pieces lemon sliced (or 6 to 8 pieces calamansi)


  • Soak the rice noodles in water for about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Cook the sauce by heating a saucepan. Pour-in the cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, put-in the ground pork and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes
  • Dilute the annato powder in pork broth then pour the mixture in the saucepan. Bring to a boil (If you are using anatto seeds, soak them first in 3 tbsp water to bring-out the color)
  • Add the shrimp cube and stir and simmer for 3 minutes
  • Add the flour gradually while stirring.
  • Add the fish sauce and ground black pepper then simmer until sauce becomes thick. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, boil enough water in a pot.
  • Place the soaked noodles in a strainer (use metal or bamboo strainer) then submerge the strainer in the boiling water for about a minute or until the noodles are cooked. (make sure that the noodles are still firm)
  • Remove the strainer from the pot and drain the liquid from the noodles.
  • Place the noodles in the serving plate.
  • Pour the sauce on top of the noodles then arrange the toppings over the sauce.
  • Serve with a slice of lemon or calamansi. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g