Pancit Palabok Recipe

A tasty rice noodles dish that Filipinos love to eat form fast food to classy resturants, pancit palabok is a popular pancit.


  • pancit-palabok1 pack (1 lb) rice noodles (bihon)
  • Sauce:
  • 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)

Cooking Procedure

  1. Soak for about 15 minutes the rice noodles into water then drain and set aside.
  2. In a heated saucepan, cook the sauce and pour in the cooking oil.
  3. And when the cooking oil is already hot, then you may put the ground pork and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. 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)
  5. Now you can add the shrimp cube, stir and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Then add the flour continuously while stirring.
  7. Add the ground black pepper and fish sauce then let it simmer until the sauce becomes thick then set aside.
  8. Meanwhile in a pot, boil enough water.
  9. 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.
  10. Then remove the strainer and drain the liquid from the noodles.
  11. In the serving plate, place the noodles. And pour on the top of the noodles the sauce and arrange the toppings over the sauce.
  12. Serve with slice calamansi or lemon.

 Serve and have fun!


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