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Pancit Palabok
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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 people
Calories: 679kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 500 grams 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 bouillon
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Topping ingredients

  • 1 cup pork belly boiled and sliced thinly into small pieces
  • 4 ounces firm tofu fried and sliced into cubes
  • 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 Tablespoons toasted garlic
  • 2 lemons sliced (or 6 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 | Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg