Pancit Palabok Recipe

Filipinos are fond of eating pastas, however, it does not end with spaghettis and carbonaras. Try this pancit Malabon recipe, this is refreshingly new so you can get out from being stuck at your old recipes. Instead of using the usual spaghetti noodles, the rice noodles is used in here that provides more exotic taste on the dish. Plus, its flavor is made richer using ingredients such as cooking oil, ground pork, annatto powder, pork broth, shrimp cube, all-purpose flour, fish sauce, pepper and toppings. The shrimp and pork provides this dish a very distinctive native flavor. Surely, this mouthwatering dish will be a hit once you put in your dining table. A refreshingly new way to enjoy pasta! Indulge yourself to this tempting taste, perfect to serve during snacks and breakfast, also a great choice to serve during gatherings with family and friends. Try this recipe now and enjoy its rich in flavor taste. Or, add this to your file of recipes next to prepare on your meals. Happy cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (1 lb) rice noodles (bihon)

Sauce:

  • 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

Toppings:

  • 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)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Soak the rice noodles in water for about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the sauce by heating a saucepan. Pour-in the cooking oil.
  3. When the oil is hot enough, put-in the ground pork and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes
  4. 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)
  5. Add the shrimp cube and stir and simmer for 3 minutes
  6. Add the flour gradually while stirring.
  7. Add the fish sauce and ground black pepper then simmer until sauce becomes thick. Set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, boil enough water in a pot.
  9. 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)
  10. Remove the strainer from the pot and drain the liquid from the noodles.
  11. Place the noodles in the serving plate.
  12. Pour the sauce on top of the noodles then arrange the toppings over the sauce.
  13. Serve with a slice of lemon or calamansi. Share and enjoy!

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