A tasty rice noodles dish that Filipinos love to eat form fast food to classy resturants, pancit palabok is a popular pancit.
- 1 pack (1 lb) rice noodles (bihon)
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 3 cups pork broth
- 1 piece shrimp cube
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp anatto powder
- 1/4 cup green onion or scallions, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp fried garlic
- 2 pieces lemon, sliced (or 6 to 8 pieces calamansi)
- 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)
- Soak for about 15 minutes the rice noodles into water then drain and set aside.
- In a heated saucepan, cook the sauce and pour in the cooking oil.
- And when the cooking oil is already hot, then you may put the ground pork and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- In a saucepan, dilute the anatto powder in broth and pour the mixture. Bring to boil. (if your using anatto seeds, soak them in 3 tbsp of water to bring out the color)
- Now you can add the shrimp cube, stir and simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Then add the flour continuously while stirring.
- Add the ground black pepper and fish sauce then let it simmer until the sauce becomes thick then set aside.
- Meanwhile in a pot, boil enough water.
- In a boiling water submerge the strainer with the soaked noodles for about a minute or until the noodles are cooked. Make sure the noodles are still firm.
- Then remove the strainer and drain the liquid from the noodles.
- In the serving plate, place the noodles. And pour on the top of the noodles the sauce and arrange the toppings over the sauce.
- Serve with slice calamansi or lemon.
Serve and have fun!