Filipino Affinity Noodle Dish “Pancit Palabok”
This Filipino dish is made with thin rice noodles, which creates a glassy effect once mixed in with the sauce. To add a flavorful punch, a pork-and-shrimp sauce is added into the mixture. Delicious toppings such as hardboiled eggs, smoked fish, pork chicharon, and shrimp makes the dish a stand out at any party or gathering.
Palabok is often served at parties and cooking this up for your guests is sure to make their mouths water. The recipe is also really easy to do and saves you the hassle of preparing elaborate dishes!
There are other noodle dishes that are similar to this. Pancit Luglog and Pancit Malabon are the ones that come close to the taste and appearance (the only difference would be the noodle and some ingredients as well as some preparation steps).
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Pancit palabok is yet another example of Filipino’s affinity for noodle dishes.
However, unlike the stir-fried bihon guisado or the broth-filled sotanghon soup, pancit palabok is smothered in a flavorful shrimp sauce and topped with a delectable mishmash of smoked fish flakes, crushed pork cracklings, crisp bacon, boiled shrimp, fried garlic bits, hard-boiled eggs, and green onions.
If you love Jollibee’s Pancit Palabok, I’m sure that you will love this recipe even more. Please have the necessary ingredients on hand and prepare the necessary kitchen equipment so that you could enjoy this very tasty dish in no time.
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PANCIT PALABOK RECIPE
1 pack 1 lb rice noodles (bihon)
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
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)
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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