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Pancit Palabok Recipe


Pancit Palabok is rice flour noodles topped with eggs, tinapa flakes, shrimps, garlic, and other flavorsome ingredients.

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Pancit Palabok Ingredients

Palabok Noodles and Sauce:

  • 1/4 kilo miki noodles
  • 1/4 cup annatto seeds
  • 1/4 cup shrimps
  • 4 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
  • Fish sauce
  • Water

Palabok Toppings:

  • Hard boiled egg; sliced
  • Tinapa flakes (smoked fish)
  • Pork chicharon; grounded
  • Fried garlic; minced
  • Spring onions; chopped
  • Shrimps; boiled and shelled
  • Lemon or kalamansi; sliced

Palabok Cooking Instructions:

  1. Place the annatto seeds in 1/4 cup water for 30 minutes.Mash the seeds and set aside the annatto water. Discard the seeds.
  2. Remove the shells and heads of the shrimps. Pound and mash in 2 cups of water. Drain the shrimp juice and set aside.
  3. Combine the annatto water, shrimp juice, and flour. Bring to boil and season with fish sauce. Stir constantly to produce a thick sauce. Set aside. 
  4. Place noodles in a strainer. Dip in boiling water until tender. Drain well and set aside in a platter.
  5. Pour the sauce over the noodles.  Garnish with toppings. Serve hot!

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Comments (18)

Pancit Palabok
This is one of my favorite comfort food on weekends after playing tennis. Will try it out soon! Thanks for the recipe and God bless!
#18 - Maricel Santos - 08/02/2015 - 08:29
i use giniling na bigas instead cornstarch ,this is my dad favorite and i use ground pork ,chicharon at tinapa flakes super sarap
#17 - sheala tucson - 06/11/2015 - 08:32
I used to cook palabok. I am using turmeric instead of annato... It gives a 'malinamnam' flavor to the dish.
#16 - jett - 04/18/2013 - 21:10
Annato is a food coloring or Atsuete in Tagalog.
#15 - Bonna - 02/17/2013 - 08:58
im already cook pancit palabok im using spanish sardine its still ok
#14 - lio - 01/25/2013 - 05:58
traditionally we serve it with kamias instead of calamansi, you can try it guys.....what is annatto? you know its other name pls?
#13 - toti - 01/04/2013 - 20:46
recepes are valuable to young couple
i use to work in a fastfood restaurant in our home country very well known at a did not interest me before just lately we have birtday occasion and i ordered to a kapatiran thinking to have other flavor in the table.i made a joke give me some of that palabok just for a try.can you imagine its so yummy that i want to try to make it myself.i will have a try.thank you for sharing your recepe.God bless you
#12 - violeta carbonel calpito - 10/19/2012 - 12:46
you can have ground pork as an alternative
#11 - Edwina Paman - 03/27/2012 - 10:19
palabok noodles
its not miki, its bihon. there is a bihon noodle that is specifically used for pansit palabok. miki is salty yellow fresh noodle, not to be interchanged with canton which is a dry type noodle. bihon is white rice noodle, the thin noodle which is used for guisado, and the big noodle which is used for palabok.
#10 - beng - 03/19/2012 - 02:15
Restaurant Owner
My hubby love to eat Pancet Palabok. He tried once in San Diego, CA and he love it. When we have party this Pancet Palabok is not absent in our table. When we move here in PI we order in nice and up high restaurant in Cebu. Its not the same what we had in SD.
Now I found the recipi in your site. I want to cook it for him at Home with complete ingredients. Thank you very much.
Dimple May
Castaways Beach Cafe, Siquijor, Philippines
#9 - Dimple May - 03/13/2012 - 20:13
Palabok minus the shrimps
My sister is allergic to shrimps. Is there a palabok recipe which doesn't have shrimps as an ingredient? Any substitute for shrimps ?
Thanks !
#8 - Maria Lorna Rivera - 01/17/2012 - 09:17
Diba miki is yung malaking noodles? mostly maliit at bihon na noodles gagamitin sa palabok?
#7 - Nnylo's - 08/10/2011 - 04:01
pwede rin p b gumamit ng fish souce imbis n shrimp?kc p adventist p family k.gusto k din p cla makakain ng palabok....mostly kc shrimp ginagamit nila.
#6 - elsa mendiola - 07/05/2011 - 06:13
The amount of shrimps doesn't really matter. The more the taste comes out ( But ofcourse don't exaggerate!) :-D
#5 - Aileen - 05/22/2011 - 02:28
No pork, No Sea foods
my hubby is a born adventist and he dont eat pork and seafoods .. any thing that can be a substitute for that ingredients to still make palabok?? he had tasted chicken palabok once and he longed to taste it again for many times. but sadly, i dont know how to cook it.. any help for me to empress my babe????
#4 - mjaktw - 01/08/2011 - 09:47
;-) :-) :-D
#3 - aireensanmateo - 08/12/2010 - 08:02
@Jowee Ann Gascon

Use the shells and heads of the 1/4 cup shrimps. Pound and mash them in 2 cups of water to produce shrimp juice for added flavor.
#2 - nikka - 01/04/2010 - 17:13
gaano po karaming ulo ng shrimp ang kailangan para sa shrimp juice?

maraming salamat po!
#1 - jowee ann gascon - 01/04/2010 - 00:31
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